In This Review

Il Processo Pétain
Il Processo Pétain
By Cesare Giardini
Rizzoli, 1947, 339 pp.

Giardini carefully reviews the 1,000 pages of the stenographic report on the Marshal's trial in July and August 1945 (he reproduces some 400 of these pages), reconstructs the chain of events leading up to the creation of the Vichy régime, and comes to the conclusion that Pétain did not get a fair hearing.