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.

Petain

  • Auteur: Francis Martel
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  • Date de sortie: 1943
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Petain

  • Auteur: Herbert R. Lottman
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  • Date de sortie: 1985
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P tain

  • Auteur: Charles Williams
  • ISBN: 9781403970114
  • Date de sortie: 2005
  • Collection: Palgrave MacMillan
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A portrait of the controversial French army commander-in-chief who surrendered France's Jewish population to Nazi occupiers describes Ptain's youth as an orphan peasant and identifies the determining factors behind his decisions. By the author of The Last Great Frenchman: A Life of General de Gaulle.

P tain

  • Auteur: Janet Flanner
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1944
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P tain Laval

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  • Date de sortie: 1942
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Petain

  • Auteur: Nicholas Atkin
  • ISBN: 1317897986
  • Date de sortie: 2014-06-17
  • Collection: Routledge
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Pétain (1856-1951) remains one of the most controversial figures in the history of modern France. He was saviour of his country at Verdun in 1916 during the First World War, but tried for treason as head of state of the collaborationist Vichy government after World War II. Were his actions those of a traitor? - or a patriot facing the total disintegration of his country? In exploring the actions of this controversial figure, Nicholas Atkin also reveals the divisions and uncertainties of France herself.
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