Diversion During Trial Of Marshal Petain ALLEGED COLLABORATORS Rec. 1 p.m. PARIS, July 24. While the Petain trial was in progress at the Palais de Justice yesterday seven alleged French collaborators escaped from another quarter of the building. They were former members of the French Legion of Volunteers wiio were awaiting trial for collaboration.
They escaped by scaling down water pipes and climbing across the palace roofs.
While the escapes were being made more than 400 police were on guard in the section of the building in which Marshal Petain is standing his trial.
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PRISONERS ESCAPE, Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 174, 25 July 1945
PRISONERS ESCAPE Auckland Star, Volume LXXVI, Issue 174, 25 July 1945
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