Praise for Pe­tain

The New Zealand Herald - - World -

French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron has waded into con­tro­versy by prais­ing a general who helped win World War I but be­came a top Nazi col­lab­o­ra­tor in World War II. Mar­shal Philippe Pe­tain’s name ap­pears along­side seven other top mil­i­tary chiefs to be hon­oured to­mor­row in a cer­e­mony at the In­valides mon­u­ment. “Mar­shal Pe­tain was also a great sol­dier dur­ing World War I” even though he made “fa­tal choices dur­ing World War II,” Macron said.

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