Paris-Soir was a large-circulation daily newspaper in Paris, France
from 1923 to 1944.
Its first issue came out on 4 October 1923. After 11 June 1940, the
same publisher, Jean Prouvost, continued its publication in Vichy
France: Clermont-Ferrand, Lyon, Marseille, and
Vichy while in occupied
Paris, it was published under German control from 22 June 1940 until
17 August 1944. Immediately prior the occupation of Paris, Paris-Soir
boasted a circulation of two and a half million - the largest
circulation of any newspaper in Europe at that time.
From the first news of the Allied landing, the editorial staff
secretly returned to Paris. Before the end of fighting in
Paris on 20
August, journalists in the
French Resistance accompanied by French
Forces of the Interior occupied Paris-Soir's building, armed with
requisition orders. The Popular, Le Franc-Tireur, Combat, Le Parisien
Libéré, all newspapers close to the resistance, were published using
Paris-Soir's presses. The building of
Paris-Soir was occupied by Ce
Soir, Libération and Front national. Paris-Soir's management departed
and its leaders were arrested by the FFI. Jean Prouvost went into
hiding to avoid arrest. The archives of Paris-Soir, held in Paris,
were however saved.
A Sunday edition, Paris-soir dimanche was published from 22 December
1935 until 16 September 1939.
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