The great men :
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
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
|John Joseph PERSHING (1860-1948)|