- Hen·ri Phi·lippe O·mer [ahn-ree fee-leep aw-mer] /ɑ̃ˈri fiˈlip ɔˈmɛr/, 1856–1951, marshal of France: premier of the Vichy government 1940–44.
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Things did not go so well with Marshal Petain later, in the Vichy Republic.PJ O’Rourke on Putin’s Crimea for Help
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A birdman had also paid the great debt on the side of Petain's men.
General Petain received the pair with his accustomed kindness.
Nor have we forgotten the story of General Petain's mustache.Pieces of Hate
I doubt whether General Petain realises the respect in which he is held in all the civilised countries of the world.The White Road to Verdun
General Petain came down with General Pershing, and the first inspection was of billets.Our Army at the Front
- Henri Philippe Omer (ɑ̃ri filip ɔmɛr). 1856–1951, French marshal, noted for his victory at Verdun (1916) in World War I and his leadership of the pro-Nazi government of unoccupied France at Vichy (1940–44); imprisoned for treason (1945)