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Pétain, Philippe

Line breaks: Phi|lippe Pé¦tain
Pronunciation: /peɪˈtã
, petɛ̃/

Definition of Pétain, Philippe in English:

( 1856–1951), French general and statesman, head of state 1940-4; full name Henri Philippe Omer Pétain. He concluded an armistice with Nazi Germany in 1940 and established the French government at Vichy (effectively a puppet regime for the Third Reich) until 1944.

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