FRANCE: The Face of Dishonor

It was Riom reversed. In 1942 Vichy-france had brought the fallen Third Republic to trial. Now, in Paris, a representative of fallen Vichy stood before the High Court of the "Fourth Republic." The charge was the same as at Riom: betrayal of the nation.

To prosecute the Government of Marshal Henri Philippe Petain, the Government of General Charles de Gaulle called from retirement the scourge of World War I's spies and traitors. At 75, famed Counselor Andre Mornet was tired, bent and heavy-eyed. His frayed red robe might have been the one...