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Pétain, Philippe

Syllabification: Pé·tain, Philippe
Pronunciation: /peˈten, pāˈtaN
 
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Definition of Pétain, Philippe in English:

( 1856–1951), French general and statesman; head of state 1940–44; full name Henri Philippe Omer Pétain. In 1940, he established the French government at Vichy (effectively a puppet regime for the Third Reich) until the German occupation in 1942. After the war, his death sentence for collaboration was commuted to life imprisonment.

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