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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


French general who was a national hero for his victory at the Battle of Verdun in World War I but ... Alternate Title: Henri-Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain.

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 ...

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 ...

Marshal Philippe Pétain - History Learning Site


16 Aug 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 ...

Philippe Pétain | World War II Database


Philippe Pétain | World War II Database. ... 1942, he publicly denounced Admiral François Darlan for cooperating with American General Dwight Eisenhower.

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 ...

The French Vichy Regime | Jewish Virtual Library


Others, particularly the vice-premier Henri Philippe Pétain and the commander-in -chief, General Maxime Weygand, insisted that the responsibility of the ...

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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 ...