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Marshall Philippe Pétain

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Marshall Philippe Pétain

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Pétain became a national hero in France after his success at the Battle of Verdun during World War I. However, during World War II, Pétain headed the Vichy regime, a pro-German puppet government, and as a result has a mixed and deeply controversial legacy.

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