France: Not published, 1927. First Edition. Unbound. Octavo (8vo). Very good+ condition. Item #008277
One page note, typed on Petain's personal stationery, signed and dated "Ph. Petain 15 Septembre 1927." The note is a statement, not addressed to anyone. It reads "Deux millions d'Americains sont venus se ranger a nos cotes en 1918 et nous apporter, dans un elan enthousiaste, le concours de leur volonte et de leur force. La communaute du sacrifice consenti a cree entre les combattants des deux pays un lien d'amitie que rien ne pourra effacer." Roughly translated, it reads: Two million Americans came to settle the odds in 1918 and to bring to us, in an enthusiastic surge, the assistance of their will and their force. A community of consensual sacrifice was created between the veterans of the two countries and a bond of friendship that nothing will be able to erase.