Man the most hated of France. Evil genius of Pétain. Symbol of the dishonour to the French. Since his conviction for high treason and his execution in 1945, Pierre Laval remains the figure of the Vichy regime and collaboration with the enemy nazi, the one who did not dare to say no. In a monumental biography (editions Perrin), Renaud Meltz is back on the mystery Laval. How the mayor of Aubervilliers, appreciated by its citizens, socialist and pacifist, a “man of the year” of Time magazine in 1931, he able to switch and compromise as much with the occupant ? How to explain that…
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