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Philippe Pétain


Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain (24 April 1856 – 23 July 1951), generally known as .... Pétain was appointed Inspector-General of the Army in February 1922 and produced, in ...

Philippe Petain | French general | Britannica.com


Sep 14, 2015 ... French general who was a national hero for his victory at the Battle of Verdun in World War I but was discredited as chief of state of the French ...

BBC - History - Historic Figures: Philippe Pétain (1856 - 1951)


French general, leader of the Vichy collaborationist government.

Death of Marshal Pétain | History Today


Earlier, in February, the anniversary of the 1916 battle of Verdun, in which Pétain had won heroic fame, had moved General de Gaulle to suggest that he be ...

Marshal Philippe Pétain - History Learning Site


3 Mar 2016. Philippe Pétain was the hero of the Battle of Verdun in World War One. ... Just before the outbreak of war, Pétain was promoted to general. Pétain ...

First World War.com - Who's Who - Henri-Philippe Petain


General Henri-Philippe Petain Henri-Philippe Petain (1856-1951) was a cautious but successful French army commander. At the start of the war Petain was ...

Henri Philippe Petain Facts, information, pictures | Encyclopedia ...


The French general and statesman Henri Philippe Pétain (1856-1951), a military hero in World War I, headed the collaborationist Vichy regime during World War ...

Philippe Pétain | World War II Database


Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain was born in Cauchy-à-la-Tour in ... François Darlan for cooperating with American General Dwight Eisenhower.

Philippe Petain and Vichy France: the hero that fellHistory in an Hour


Jul 23, 2010 ... During the First World War, Pétain was hailed as the 'Saviour of ... less than a betrayal, and many labelled General Charles de Gaulle, who had ...

Philippe Petain - Marshal Philippe Petain - Military History - About.com


Commanding a brigade when the fighting commenced, Pétain received a rapid promotion to brigadier general and took command of the 6th Division in time for ...

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Henri-Philippe Pétain - World War I - HISTORY.com


Henri-Philippe Pétain (1856-1951) was a World War I French general who was later imprisoned for treason. A 58-year-old colonel at the start of battle in 1914, ...

Marshal Petain becomes premier of occupied France - Jun 16, 1940 ...


When Paris was finally liberated by General Charles de Gaulle in 1944, Petain fled to Germany. He was brought back after the war to stand trial for his duplicity.

The World at War - Petain


Pétain Henri Pétain was a military and political leader and France´s greatest hero ... As a general during World War I, he won fame for his successful defense of ...