Marshal Philippe Petain, French soldier and wartime leader of Vichy France

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Marshal Philippe Petain (1856–1951), French soldier and wartime leader of Vichy France. The quote, "I hate the lies that did you so much harm", is from the radio broadcast Petain made to the people of France and its colonies on 25 June 1940 after concluding the armistices with Germany and Italy. Postcard, mid 20th century.

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