Ferdinand Foch

(1851—1929) French general

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French general. He strongly supported the use of offensive warfare, which resulted in many of his 20th Corps being killed by German machine guns in August 1914. He became Supreme Commander of all Allied Forces on the Western Front in early 1918, and served as the senior French representative at the Armistice negotiations.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945) — Military History.

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