The War Illustrated, No. 220, Vol. 9, November 23rd 1945

V c( 0 SIXPENCE T / u W a S i I l l u s t r a t e d AT 220 NOVEMBER 23, 1945 THE LAST DAYS OF A TRAITOR—the 89-years-old ex-Marshal of France, Philippe Petain—are spent in dishonour behind bars in the Pyrenean fortress-prison of Portalet. His death sentence pronounced on August 15, I94S, was com m uted two days later. His cell is that in which he confined JGeorges Mandel, Minister of the Interior in the Reynaud Governm ent in I940 and later m urdered. Pctain’s only contact with the outside world is by letter to his wife. See also page 245. l ’hoto, Vianet News .......... Edited by Sir John Hammerton p ~ — N O . 221 WILL BE PUBLISHED FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7
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