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08.11.2018 - 17:57 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Emmanuel Macron under fire for calling Nazi collaborator Philippe Pétain a ‚great soldier‘

Emmanuel Macron has drawn fierce criticism over plans to celebrate Nazi collaborator Philippe Pétain’s role as a “great soldier” in the First World War.

Petain led France’s Vichy regime during the Second World War and was sentenced to death for collaboration before then-president Charles de Gaulle, a longtime admirer, reduced the punishment to life in prison.