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Timeline Event: Vichy France Government Changes

Apr 14, 1942

Vichy France Government Changes

Marshal Petain became Vichy French chief of state, and Pierre Laval became chief of government. Laval thus assumed actual direction of the Vichy administration, and the aging Petain remained to perform an essentially ceremonial function.

Theater:  European Theater

ItemType:  Person

Source:  World War II History

Date Added: 2010-04-14

Tags: Pierre Laval, Marshal Petain, Chief of State, Chief of Government, Vichy, Vichy France

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