In 1979, with the launching of Action Directe, France followed the path of its German and Italian neighbors with the emergence of a domestic terrorist violence which culminated with the murders of army General Audran in 1985 and of the head of Renault Georges Besse in 1986. The following year, the 4 leaders of the movement were arrested and sentenced to life in prison. According to the media, they were targeting the symbols of capitalism but none of the victims had the profile of a free marketeer.
What were the motivations of this group?
New witnesses shed a new light on the bloody trajectory of these mysterious terrorist murderers.