Petain's grave

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The Independent Online
ILE D'YEU (AP) - About 50 loyalists paid their respects at the grave of the French wartime leader, Marshal Philippe Petain, amid a worsening dispute over his legacy between President Francois Mitterrand and Jewish leaders. Last week Jews heckled Mr Mitterrand for refusing to denounce the Vichy regime at a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the Vel d'Hiv round-up of 16,000 Jews.