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Petain

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Charles Williams' major biography of Philippe Petain (1856-1951) tells of a peasant who became a Marshal of France and the Head of the Vichy State. A slow climb up the army ranks was leading inexorably to retirement when war broke out. He defended Verdun in 1916 and settled the mutinies in 1917. In May 1940, he realised that France had been defeated and requested an armistice. As head of unoccupied France, he jockeyed between Nazis, Allies and Vichy politicians until, in 1945, he returned to France to be tried for treason. His death sentence was commuted by General de Gaulle to life imprisonment. In recounting Petain's long life, Lord Williams, one of our most notable political biographers, has successfully illustrated the character of an extraordinary man. This copy is in very good condition. One small sticker has marked the dust jacket spine and there is a small mark and some discoloration to the top edge of the pages. Slight creasing to the top edge of the spine dust jacket and slight crushing of the top edge of the actual spine. Otherwise in excellent condition with very tight binding.

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Author(s):
Charles Williams
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0316861278
ISBN-13:
9780316861274
Number of pages:
568
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Title:
Petain

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Charles Williams' major biography of Philippe Petain (1856-1951) tells of a peasant who became a Marshal of France and the Head of the Vichy State. A slow climb up the army ranks was leading inexorably to retirement when war broke out. He defended Verdun in 1916 and settled the mutinies in 1917. In May 1940, he realised that France had been defeated and requested an armistice. As head of unoccupied France, he jockeyed between Nazis, Allies and Vichy politicians until, in 1945, he returned to France to be tried for treason. His death sentence was commuted by General de Gaulle to life imprisonment. In recounting Petain's long life, Lord Williams, one of our most notable political biographers, has successfully illustrated the character of an extraordinary man. This copy is in very good condition. One small sticker has marked the dust jacket spine and there is a small mark and some discoloration to the top edge of the pages. Slight creasing to the top edge of the spine dust jacket and slight crushing of the top edge of the actual spine. Otherwise in excellent condition with very tight binding.

Author(s):
Charles Williams
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
2005
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0316861278
ISBN-13:
9780316861274
Number of pages:
568
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Title:
Petain

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