Henri Fernand Dentz (December 16th 1881 with Roanne, died with the Prison of Fresnes, the December 13rd 1945) was a French general. He was the representative of the Régime of Vichy in Syria during the Second world war.
Entered to Saint-Cyr military school in 1900, it leaves first of its promotion there. It enters then to the School of War. During the First World War, it orders a battalion with the face, then is named chief of staff of the 51ème division of infantry.
Between the two wars, it is used lengthily for the Middle East. He is chief of the intelligence service of the general Weygand of 1920 to 1923 in Syria.
In 1940, whereas it ordered an army corps in Alsace, it receives the June 2nd the order to join Paris. Military governor of Paris, it receives the mission of giving the capital to the enemy the June 14th 1940.
Following the disappearance of Jean Chiappe in November 1940, it is named by the Régime of Vichy High-Commissioner in Syria in December 1940. On order of the Admiral Darlan, it makes pass in Iraq two trains of French weapons intended for the partisans of Iraqi the Prime Minister Rachid Ali, revolted against the British at the time of the Guerre anglo-Iraqi. Moreover, some 70 German military aircrafts of which some raised the tricolor rosette are authorized to forward by the Syria and the Lebanon. It tries nevertheless to limit the German presence to the only area of Alep.
In June - July 1941, at the time of the Countryside of Syria, he is opposed by the force to the Alliés, ordered by the general (of which Free French ordered by Legentilhomme). Not having obtained reinforcements, he takes on July 9th to the British the conditions of the armistice. This one is signed on July 15th, 1941 with Midsummer's Day d' Acre. This convention of armistice stipulates that the soldiers of Syria could not be continued.
It returns to France a little later and reaches by the age limit, ceases its functions on June 14th, 1943.
During the purification, he is accused the April 4th 1945 of intelligence with the enemy and is condemned to died by the High court of justice on April 20th, 1945. The General De Gaulle the pardoned one and her sorrow is commuted to detention with life. Its health condition being quickly deteriorated, it dies in prison on December 13rd, 1945.
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