French General Marshal Petain is found guilty and sentenced to death for treason in Paris, France.
Paris France Date:1945, August 15 Duration:4 min 14 sec Sound:Yes
Henri Philippe Benoni Omer Joseph Pétain's trial session at the Palais de Justice in Paris, France during World War II. A view of the Palais de Justice. French General Henri Pétain enters a courtroom. People in the courtroom watch as Petain enters. The judge reads a document. Petain removes his cap and walks. He places his cap on a table and sits in a chair in the courtroom. The Chief Justice enters the courtroom. Spectators stand and welcome him. The trial starts. Petain speaks in his defense. Few spectators write the minutes of the trial. Petain reads a document and speaks. The Chief Justice argues with the defense lawyers. Many officials at the trial session. Petain sits back in his chair as the trial continues. Many French officials speak during the trial session of Petain. Officials including chief witness of the prosecution Paul Reynaud, former Prime Minister of France Edouard Daladier, French politicians Albert Le Brun and Leon Blum, French Military Commander General Maxine Weygand, French radical politician Edouard Herriot, French politician Marcel Paul, French General Maurice Gamelin and French politician Pierre Laval testify against Petain. Petain is sentenced by the Chief Justice after the trial session.
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