Trial of Marshal Henri Petain
- Event Date
- 1945 July
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of National Archives & Records Administration
Trial of Marshal Henri Petain, Fortress Montrouge (outskirts of Paris), July 1945. MSs, crowds entering palace courtyard after credentials are checked by guards. VS, Palace of Justice. MSs, Pierre Mongibaud, President of the High Court, enters palace. Anteroom shots (dark), civilians and military enter; group watches from stairs. MSs, EXT, bedroom window of palace. Room formerly occupied by Petain. MSs, CUs, correspondents working in press room. LS, policemen and firemen on palace roof. INT of courtroom, Petain enters, sits in chair flanked by guards. INT, witnesses appear; Michael Clemenceau, Paul Reynaud, Albert Thebrun. INT, jurors, correspondents and general scenes of court activities. Prosecutor addresses the court. Petain's counsel speaks. Correspondents busily write their notes, etc. CU, Solicitor General Mornet taking notes. MS, police truck is driven to palace gate. MS, Petain reading from notes.
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