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France on Trial: The Case of Marshal Pétain is on the Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize shortlist

We’re delighted to see Julian Jackson’s France on Trial on this year’s Pol Roger Duff Cooper Prize shortlist.

Published by Allen Lane, France on Trial uses Pétain’s three-week trial as a lens through which to examine the central crisis of twentieth-century French history – the defeat of 1940, the signing of the armistice and Vichy’s policy of collaboration – what the main prosecutor Mornet called ‘four years to erase from our history’.