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"The game was up. At the Prat de Llobregat airfield outside Barcelona the traitor sat heavily on a camp stool, waiting for the reprieve. It did not come. The Franco government had found Pierre Laval too hot to handle... Laval shrugged: 'I suppose if Petain can face the music, I can'. But later he shouted: 'It is unfair... delivering me to my country.'" Upon landing, 'American officers promptly searched him and found $10,000 in American $500 bills. As a suicide precaution they took away his penknife and the tiepin."

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The Capture of Laval (Newsweek Magazine, 1945)

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