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Marshal Philippe Petain - President of Vichy France

Marshal Philippe Petain - President of Vichy France Social Studies Biographies Famous People Law and Politics World History World War I

Philippe Petain, Marshal of France, was his country's greatest war hero during World War One.  Then ... during June of 1940, he went from hero to villain when he agreed to stop French forces from defending their country against Hitler's invasion. 

Immediately thereafter, Petain became president of Vichy France - a regime, in the southern part of the country - which was loyal to Germany.


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Image online, courtesy National Archives of France.

 

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