FRANCE: Wives & Witnesses

FRANCE Wives & Witnesses

For a moment the spotlight shifted from the treason trial of Marshal Henri Philippe Pátain to his wife and the wife of Pierre Laval. In Paris' Cour de Justice, the two women, once among the French elite, now accused of "intelligence with the enemy," answered questions in a preliminary interrogation.

Madame la Maráchale, 67, was dignified in a straw sailor and a high-necked light tailleur. Short, chunky Madame Laval, 57, wore sari-like slacks and a beige coat. Her hair was swathed in a capacious scarf.

Infant Care & Agriculture. Said Madame Pátain: she had not mixed in the affairs...

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