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Macron Praises WWI General Who Later Collaborated with Nazis

French President Emmanuel Macron waded onto controversial ground Wednesday by praising a World War I general who subsequently collaborated with the Nazis in World War II. Macron made the comments about Marshal Philippe Petain on a stop in the northern town of Charleville-Mezieres as part of his six-day tour of battlefields to mark the centenary of the end of World War I. “Marshal Petain was also a great soldier during World War I” even though he made “fatal choices during the Second...

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