Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Petain was born #onthisday in history, 24th April 1856 A.D. and died 23rd July 1951 A.D. he was known as Philippe Petain. He was a French General who reached distinction as Marshal of France and even later as the Chief state of Vichy France.

He was 84 years old in 1940 and ranks as one of the oldest heads of states in France’s history. His amazing military leadership during the World War 2 was incredible, one particularly noted achievement was at the Battle of Verdum because of this Petain was viewed as a national Hero in France because of his war efforts…

 

 

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