Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Gallieni, Foch and Joffre

Joseph Gallieni was a French general most famous for the incident of the taxis of the Marne, which saw him move troops from the garrison of Paris to the front line in a fleet of Paris taxis.
Ferdinand Foch was a French general of the First World War, who was appointed as the first supreme commander of all Allied troops during the German offensives of early 1918 and who masterminded the great series of Allied attacks that eventually ended the war
Joseph Joffre was the French commander in chief at the start of the First World War, responsible for the French victory on the Marne in September 1914.

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