Georges Berge, 88, the first Allied secret agent to...


September 19, 1997

Georges Berge, 88, the first Allied secret agent to parachute into Nazi-occupied France during World War II, died Monday in Mimizan, France.

A retired general, Mr. Berge was wounded shortly after the war began, but soon made his way to London to join forces with Gen. Charles de Gaulle. In March 1941, he parachuted into Nazi-occupied France not far from Bordeaux on a several-weeks-long secret mission ordered by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. He was awarded the prestigious Croix de Guerre and other military honors.

Jan P. Syse, 66, the former Norwegian prime minister, has died in Oslo of a brain hemorrhage, Norwegian radio reported Wednesday.

He was prime minister of a Conservative-led coalition government from 1989 to 1990, and was industry minister from 1983 to 1985. He led the Conservative Party from 1988 to 1991 and had been a lawmaker in the Norwegian Parliament since 1973.

Martin Steinman, 62, who helped boost sales and expand product lines as president of Border Foods Inc., died Sept. 10 in Deming, N.M.

Pub Date: 9/19/97

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