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See Provisional Release See National Legislation on International Crimes (b. Arles-sur-Rhone, France, 18 Oct. 1899; d. 15 Feb. 1986) Bernard graduated in law from the University of Aix-en-Provence. Before the war he was a colonial magistrate. He joined the Free French forces in 1940, and was sentenced in absentia by the Military Tribunal of Gannat (a small town near Vichy, under the Vichy regime); he was then promoted to the rank of colonel and in 1944 became the government’s representative (Commissaire du gouvernment) in Beirut. In 1945 he resumed his functions...