I first came across Charles Bedaux (1886-1944) in Charles Glass' illuminating study of Americans in Paris: Life and Death under the Nazi Occupation. In fact, Bedaux, a French-American, is one of central and perhaps most controversial characters in this fantastic peek into a corner of WW2 history that few have discussed until now. Collaborator? Traitor? Or something more complex and complicated?
We'll never know since Bedaux committed suicide in Miami, Florida, in 1944, shortly after his arrest for treason.