Joseph Darnand c. 1943–1944.
|Died||10 October 1945 (aged 48)|
|Years of service||1916–1918|
|Relations||Antoinette Foucachon (1899–1994; spouse)|
Jean-Philippe Darnand (son)
Joseph Darnand (19 March 1897 – 10 October 1945) was a soldier in the French and later German militaries, a leader of the Vichy French collaborators with Nazi Germany and a
On 8 January 1916, he enlisted in the 35th Infantry Regiment. He was promoted to corporal in April 1917, sergeant on 1 June 1917 and to adjutant (warrant officer) in 1918. Demobilised after the armistice, he again enlisted for two years in the army in September 1919. After a stint in the army of occupation in Germany, he participated in the
Between the wars, Darnand joined a number of far-right political, paramilitary organizations: