Jules Moch

Jules Moch

Jules Salvador Moch (born in Paris on March 15, 1893 - died on August 1, 1985 in Cabris of Alpes-Maritimes) was a French politician.


Born in a renown French Jewish Military Family, The Son of Capt. Gaston Moch and Grandson of Col. Jules Moch his upbringing would wax during a time of the growing socialist movement in France.An engineer ("polytechnicien") who took part in the X-Crise Group, he was a socialist member of Parliament for Drôme and then Hérault from 1928 to 1936 and from 1937 to 1940. Under-secretary of State in prime minister Léon Blum's office (1937), he became Minister of Public Works in 1938. He later became critical of The Vichy French Government and jailed, but later he was released. During World War II he joined and helped organize The Paris Underground. He also helped other French Resistance activities in France. When The Free French Naval Forces was organized, He rallied to de Gaulle in 1942 and participated in The Invasion of Normandy toward The Free French Liberation of France with The Allied Forces. In Post World War II, he was a member of the Consultative Assembly (1944) and of the two Constituent National Assemblies (1945-46) and then of the National Assembly (1946-1958 and 1962-1967). He was eight times Minister during the Fourth Republic: Public works and Transportation (1945-1947), Interior (1947-1950), Defence (1950-1951). Jules Moch was deputy prime minister from 1949 to 1950. His last ministerial post was in Pierre Pflimlin's government in May 1958, where he played an important role in the 1958 Crisis of French Algeria, as Interior Minister. As Transport Minister, he contributed to the rebuilding of railways, ports, road, navy and aviation. As Interior Minister, he had to deal with the communist-inspired great strikes in November 1947 and has shown great firmness. In the Defence Ministry, he contributed to the modernisation of the Army, organised French participation in the Korean war and the implementation of NATO. He also suggested and participated in the forming of METO for The Middle East. He fought the gaullist and communist parties during the Fourth Republic and was one of the leaders of the "Troisième Force". He was France's delegate at the UN disarmement commission from 1951 to 1960. As rapporteur of the Foreign affairs Committee, he opposed the European Community of Defence that was defeated by the National Assembly in 1954. He left the socialist party in 1975.

It is alleged that the name The Cold War was officially "coined" after a speech he made in 1948, over his concern on the growing rift that developed between The Allied Powers of Western Europe and The Warsaw Pact Forces of Eastern Europe.Fact|date=September 2008


He has published:
*"Confrontations" (Doctrines - Déviations - Expériences - Espérances), Gallimard 1952
*"Yougoslavie, terre d'expérience", éd. du Rocher, Monaco, 1953
*"Histoire du réarmement allemand depuis 1950", Robert Laffont, 1954
*"Alerte, le problème crucial de la Communauté Européenne de défense", Robert Laffont
*"La folie des hommes" (about the atomic bomb, Robert Laffont, 1954
*"En 1961, Paix en Algérie", Robert Laffont
*"Non à la force de frappe", Robert Laffont, 1963
*"Le Front Populaire", Perrin 1971
*"Rencontre avec Charles de Gaulle", 1971
*"Une si longue vie", témoignages, Robert Laffont, 1976
*"Le communisme jamais", Plon 1978


Eric Méchoulan has written a book: "Jules Moch un socialiste dérangeant", published by Bruylant.

Autobiography of Jules Moch: "Jules Moch" une si longue vie, published by Robert Laffont 1976, Paris

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