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The great men :

Les hommes célèbres du secteur

This page is about military officers, but you can also click on the two lines below:

Politicians, artists...     Dunoyer de Segonzac

Men of letters and the war in Lorraine   

The military officers 

Joseph GALLIENI (1849/1916)

Paris governor in 1914, he actively took part in the Marne battle.

Minister of war in 1915-1916, he was posthumously promoted Maréchal de France in 1921

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Joseph JOFFRE

(1852/1931)

Marechal de France, he was commander-in-chief in 1914, commanding French forces in the north-east, and won the Marne battle.

 

 

American general, he commanded the American forces on the French territory especially for the liberation of Saint-Mihiel salient 

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John Joseph PERSHING (1860-1948)
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