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France tracks down last Marshall Petain street for re-naming

In France you’re never far from a street named after a national hero, but France has been erasing the names of streets commemorating one of its former heroes — later turned collaborator villain: Nazi-allied wartime leader Marshal Philippe Pétain.
 

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Philippe Petain leader of Vichy France (far left) meets Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in 1940
Philippe Petain leader of Vichy France (far left) meets Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in 1940
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