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Jan 21, 2020 - 19:53 PM By CharlesWilliams

Distinguished biographer Charles Williams sets the record straight on one of the most controversial figures to emerge during World War II This is the true story of Petain an orphan peasant boy who became Commander in Chief of the French Army and a hero of the First World War, but fell from grace when he collaborated with Nazi occupiers In revealing the motivations and dDistinguished biographer Charles Williams sets the record straight on one of the most controversial figures to emerge during World War II This is the true story of Petain an orphan peasant boy who became Commander in Chief of the French Army and a hero of the First World War, but fell from grace when he collaborated with Nazi occupiers In revealing the motivations and determining factors behind Petain s decisions, one of the most complex and tumultuous periods in French history is expertly unraveled Packed with rich battle scenes and dramatic prose, Williams delivers a startling portrait of a controversial figure who wound up on the wrong side of French history.
  • Title: Petain: How the Hero of France Became a Convicted Traitor and Changed the Course of History
  • Author: CharlesWilliams
  • ISBN: 9781403970114
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Hardcover

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GoldGato Jan 21, 2020 - 19:53 PM
Philippe Pétain was a French hero of one war and a French traitor of another. If I had just one sentence to explain him, that is the sentence I would use. In fact, if you pull him up on the Goog, his last office is given as "Former French Ambassador To Spain", which tells you how twisted his perception is in France.In WWI, Pétain was the saviour of France, the Gandalf of Verdun ("they shall not pass"). He believed that firepower destroyed the enemy, so his tactic was to hurtle some 15 million [...]
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Steven Booth Jan 21, 2020 - 19:53 PM
Fair biography to a complicated hero. Captured his heroism and his willingness to adjust military strategy to changing times, especially at Verdun in WW1, but also broke down in detail how he bit off way more than he could chew thinking he could work with the Germans. Only disappointment was there was no end summation. The book just ended when he died and was laid to rest. Most of the post-1940 actions comes in fits and starts, where while Petain's originally running Vichy France is defensible a [...]
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Thomas Paul Jan 21, 2020 - 19:53 PM
After reading this book, I certainly know more about the sex life of Henri-Philippe Petain than I ever expected I would. But then when an author is writing about a man who sleeps with every woman he can, including the widows of the officers that died under his command, it is a hard subject to avoid. Petain was a hero to all of France after World War I and a traitor after World War II. We can easily think of many men who died too young, John Kennedy, Will Rogers, Buddy Holly. DeGaulle suggested t [...]
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Stefan Jan 21, 2020 - 19:53 PM
A quite well-written biography of an extremely interesting figure but I doubt that it is the definitive one. Perhaps the intricacies of this perplexing figure cannot be covered in 500 or so pages. Petain had very complex experiences all his life-- of course military, but also political and amorous and this biography tries to be fairly comprehensive with regard to them all--such that it does not go into any of these with the kind of depth I would have liked. I am left with all sorts of unanswered [...]
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'Aussie Rick' Jan 21, 2020 - 19:53 PM
This book offers a decent and interesting overview of the life of Henri-Philippe Pétain (1856–1951), Marshal of France. The book covers his early life, his rise during World War One and his involvment in trying to protect France from German occupation during the Second World War.I came away after reading this book with more respect for Pétain and a better understanding for his actions during World War Two. The book is over 500 pages of narrative and offers the reader an easy to read and enjo [...]
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Ian Racey Jan 21, 2020 - 19:53 PM
Neither exonerates Petain nor rushes to condemn him, but instead highlights both his attempts to maintain communication with the Allies and also his undeniable continued caving to pressure from the Nazis, including authorising the deportation of thousands of Jews and the forced labour of thousands of Frenchmen.Poorly indexed and atrociously copy-edited.
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Ruth Jan 21, 2020 - 19:53 PM
Very interesting bio of Petain
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Petain: How the Hero of France Became a Convicted Traitor and Changed the Course of History By CharlesWilliams Distinguished biographer Charles Williams sets the record straight on one of the most controversial figures to emerge during World War II This is the true story of Petain an orphan peasant boy who became Commander in Chief of the French Army and a hero of the First World War, but fell from grace when he collaborated with Nazi occupiers In revealing the motivations and dDistinguished biographer Charles Williams sets the record straight on one of the most controversial figures to emerge during World War II This is the true story of Petain an orphan peasant boy who became Commander in Chief of the French Army and a hero of the First World War, but fell from grace when he collaborated with Nazi occupiers In revealing the motivations and determining factors behind Petain s decisions, one of the most complex and tumultuous periods in French history is expertly unraveled Packed with rich battle scenes and dramatic prose, Williams delivers a startling portrait of a controversial figure who wound up on the wrong side of French history.

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