Paul Reynaud (1878-1966)

Held ministerial positions in the French government in the 1930s and was
well known for his opposition to Nazi Germany. He replaced Edouard
Daladier as Prime Minister in 1940, but was outmanoeuvred by his deputy
Marshal Petain who sought an armistice with the Germans. He only
remained in office for twelve weeks. His injury in a car crash in June
1940 prevented him from joining the ‘Free French’ movement and he was
imprisoned by the Germans in Austria from 1943-45