Macron condemns Nazi puppet Petain, but defends his WW1 record

Stamps and a portrait of French General Philippe Petain, published in the French newspaper ''L'Illustration" on August 4, 1917 (R), are seen in this picture illustration taken November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Charles Platiau/Illustration

MAUBEUGE, France (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday he had always condemned Marshal Philippe Petain, who collaborated with Nazi Germany in sending thousands of Jews to their death, but reiterated praise for his World War One military record. Macron angered Jewish groups and some political opponents on Wednesday by saying it was “legitimate” […]

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