Foreign News: For High Treason

Not in a tumbril but in a Black Maria, Henri Philippe Pétain, 89, hero of Verdun, Marshal of France and chief of the late Vichy Government, rode to one of history's great trials—his own, for high treason. With him rode the France of 1940 to be judged by the France of 1945.

Few of the Marshal's countrymen, who five years ago looked to him as a fallen nation's hope, caught a glimpse of him as he passed on the way from Montrouge Prison to the Palais de Justice. Stiff with age and dignity, Pétain sat...

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