Philippe Pétain: Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain (April 24, 1856 – July 23, 1951), generally known as Philippe Pétain or Marshal Pétain (Maréchal Pétain), was a French general who reached the distinction of Marshal of France, and was later Chief of State of Vichy France (Chef de l'État Français), from 1940 to 1944. Pétain, who was 84 years old in 1940, ranks as France's oldest head of state.
“Success will come in the final analysis to the side which has the last man.”
“You did your duty and I cannot blame you. You would not be the man you are if you had not acted in the way you did.”
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