I came across an article by Robert Richardson regarding how Plantard managed to do all that he did when very young. The article [and others cited] are several years old but i had not been fully aware of the work of Richardson. Richardson wrote:
"In 1938, Plantard published and distributed for free "French Renewal" a pamphlet with a circulation a 10,000. It was printed by Poirer Murat, who later would print another publication ostensibly for Plantard. Now 18, Plantard was also active with Groupement Catholique de la Jeunesse, a Catholic youth group. Supposedly he was involved in its formation. By 1939 he was speaking to small gatherings sponsored by this group, which arranged free holidays for young people. In 1940 Plantard was writing directly to Marshall Pétain, leader of the Nazi Collaborationist government at Vichy, warning of a Masonic-Jewish plot. In 1941, French authorities denied Plantard his application to found an organization called "French National Renewal". According to a 1941 police report, (7) Plantard was unemployed and supported by his mother. They had lived together for fourteen years in two sublet rooms, which were former maids' quarters. But in 1942, Alpha Galates, an organization headed in name by Plantard and alleging a substantial membership, made its appearance, with its first issue of Vaincre, an ardently pro-Vichy periodical featuring articles by a number of prominent rightists on superficial esoteric, and extreme right-wing political themes. Illustrated and produced on good quality stock, it, too, was printed by Poirer Murat.Where did the money come from to fund all these activities?
Obviously it did not come from Plantard or his mother. By 1942, he was 22 and still unemployed. He had a minimum of formal education. Most of the police reports about his activities from this wartime period when political activity was investigated dismiss him as an eccentric. But a 1945 police report on Alpha Galates, provides an insight in its list of the officers theoretically serving with Plantard on its leadership committee. They were Jacques Theureau, Alpha Galates vice president, an actor living with his parents and one year younger than Plantard; Suzanne Libre, its secretary, two years younger than Plantard, and living with her parents while studying acting; and Jules Tisser, the Treasurer of Alpha Galates. He was 24 years older than Plantard, a childless WWI veteran employed as the chief accountant at a manufacturing firm." (8)
You can read the rest of the article from the website HERE for the rest of his musings on Plantard.
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