Petain

  • Auteur: Francis Martel
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  • Date de sortie: 1943
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P tain

  • Auteur: Robert Bowman Bruce
  • ISBN: 1574885987
  • Date de sortie: 2008
  • Collection: Potomac Books, Inc.
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Few figures in modern French history have aroused more controversy than Marshal Philippe Petain. In the First World War, Petain rose from obscurity to great fame; his brilliant theories of firepower and flexible defense, as well as his deep empathy for the soldiers of France and the horrific trials they endured daily, mark him as one of the greatest Allied generals of World War I. His military reputation as a soldier who led the French Army through the crucible of Verdun, the morale crisis of 1917, and on to final victory appeared indissoluble. Yet during the dark days of Nazi occupation in World War II, Petain fell into infamy. Handed the reins of power in France in the midst of the disastrous 1940 campaign, he was tasked with seeking terms from Nazi Germany. With the bulk of the French Army already destroyed and Paris itself wide-open to attack, Petain, then eight-four, immediately sought an armistice with Germany to halt further bloodshed. While others fled, Petain took what he considered the braver course by staying and doing what he could to safeguard the remnants of his army and his nation. His leadership of Vichy France from 1940 to 1944 and his postwar conviction of treason and lifetime exile to the Ile d'Yeu would forever taint his reputation and destroy all that he had accomplished and stood for throughout his life.

P tain

  • Auteur: Richard Griffiths
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  • Date de sortie: 1972
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Marshal P tain

  • Auteur: Richard Griffiths
  • ISBN: 0571279090
  • Date de sortie: 2011-05-19
  • Collection: Faber & Faber
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Marshal Philippe Ptain was, in the words of historian Andrew Roberts, 'the most controversial Frenchman of the twentieth century.' A truly distinguished soldier who rose from humble origins, he commanded French forces at Verdun in 1916 and became a national hero. But though by 1940 he had become French Deputy Prime Minister his political abilities were meagre. And after France fell to the Nazis it was Ptain who signed the armistice and, from the spa town of Vichy, ruled over the Etat Francais Hitler had left him. Richard Griffiths tells this sorry story in outstanding detail, all the way to Ptain's ignominious end, and not stinting to show his culpability in the Vichy persecution of French Jews and its suppression of the internal Resistance. 'Petain, utterly obscure until the age of 58, was hurled to fame by his defence of Verdun in 1916. This saved his country's bacon (he would say her honour) at a crisis point of the Great War. Thereafter he became an almost monarchical figure, more revered than any living Frenchman, even after the disaster of 1940. But then, as head of the puppet Vichy government, he slid into ignominy after failing to square honour with military humiliation. Griffiths's durable biography... paints not a devil but a courageous, misguided man with a hole where others keep their political acumen.' Robin Blake, Independent

P tain hero or traitor

  • Auteur: Herbert R. Lottman
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  • Date de sortie: 1985
  • Collection: William Morrow & Company
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P tain

  • Auteur: Jacques Szaluta
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  • Date de sortie: 1973
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Petain

  • Auteur: Charles Sweeny
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1945
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