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Macron has urged to honor "the savior of France" and it has appeared in the center of scandal


Henri-Philippe Pétain
The president of France Emmanuel Macron has undergone severe criticism after has urged to honor memory of the marshal Henry-Philippe Pétain cooperating with Nazis within the actions devoted to the 100 anniversary of the end of World War I. About it on Thursday, November 8, Associated Press reports. According to the agency, Macron, acting in the city of Sharlevil-Mezyer in the northeast of France, I have noted an important role of Petain in a victory in World War I and I called him "the great soldier". The president has also said that it would be correct to honor Petain's merits, as well as merits of other marshals which have led France to the victory, despite that "the catastrophic choice" which that had made in the years of World War II. It was expected that the name of Petain will be remembered on an equal basis with names of seven more participating marshals of World War I during the ceremony which will take place in the Parisian Nursing home on Saturday, November 10. However as a result of the power have been forced to refuse this idea because of discontent which was caused by the words of the French leader in society. In particular, the president of Representative council of the Jewish institutes of France (CRIF) Fransis Kalifat admitted that he is shocked with Macron's statement. "Petain was that person who has allowed to send about 76 thousand French Jews to concentration camps" — he has explained. Petain was one of military leaders under the leadership of whom France and its allies have won a victory in World War I. In particular, the victory in one of the largest battles of World War I — the battle of Verdun in 1916 after which the French could begin approach to the German troops is connected with his name. In 1918 Petain has received a rank of the marshal and an informal rank of "the savior of France". In the years of World War II after France has been crushed by Hitlerite Germany, Petain has headed the collaborationist government known as "Vichy mode" which actively cooperated with Nazis. Upon termination of war the marshal has been sentenced to death for treason and war crimes, however it was replaced with life imprisonment. Petain has died in 1951 in prison on the island Ye. It is more than important news in Film of Day Telegram-channel. Subscribe!

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