Overview

Ferdinand Foch

(1851—1929) French general


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

(1851–1929)

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.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.