Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Maréchal Pétain speaks to Peasants in Pau, 1941

These scans come from the official magazine published in honor of Marshall Pétain's visit to Pau (the capital of Béarn) in April, 1941.
The Marshall, hero of WWI and leader of the Nazi collaborative Vichy government during WWII, spoke to Béarnaise peasants and visited a livestock show.
After the war, Pétain was tried and convicted for treason. He was originally sentenced to death, but his sentence was commuted to life in prison. Pétain died in 1951.

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