Pierre Broué (1926-2005)

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of Pierre Broué, the distinguished French revolutionary Marxist and scholar, who died on 26 July after a long fight against cancer. Broué was a prolific writer, and was the author of substantial works on the Bolshevik party, the German Revolution (recently published in an English translation by Brill) and the Communist International, and exhaustive biographies of Trotsky and Rakovsky. He edited the long-running Cahiers Léon Trotsky. He was also an active militant of the Trotskyist movement, and was for many years a member of the l’Organ­isation communiste internationaliste. More recently, he was a supporter of the Committee for a Marxist International. He was a good friend ofRevolutionary History, and a future issue of our journal will be dedicated to Broué’s writings. The next issue of Revolutionary Historywill contain a full obituary. We send our deepest condolences to his family, friends and comrades.