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Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre

(1852—1931) French Marshal, Commander-in-Chief of the French army on the Western Front during the First World War


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(1852–1931)

French Marshal. During World War I he was Commander‐in‐Chief of the French army on the Western Front (1914–16). Joffre was chiefly responsible for the Allied victory in the first Battle of the Marne, but resigned after the costly Battle of Verdun (1916).

Subjects: Warfare and Defence — History.


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