Marshal Ferdinand Foch

Marshal Ferdinand Foch


November 1, 1921: Marshal Ferdinand Foch and General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing seen in Kansas City, Missouri at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Liberty Memorial.


General Connors, Marshal Ferdinand Foch and Ambassador Jusserand and other Conference on the Limitation of Armament.


Marshal Ferdinand Foch at the Lafayette Statue.


French soldier, military theorist, and writer credited with possessing "the most original and subtle mind in the French Army" in the early 20th century. He served as general in the French Army during World War I and was made Marshal of France in its final year, 1918. Shortly after the start of the Spring Offensive, Germany's final attempt to win the war, Foch was chosen as supreme commander of the allied armies, a position that he held until November 11, 1918, when he accepted the German Surrender.

He advocated peace terms that would make Germany unable to ever pose a threat to France again. His words after the Treaty of Versailles, "This is not a peace. It is an armistice for 20 years" would prove prophetic. Foch died on March 20th, 1929, and was interred in Les Invalides, next to Napoleon and many other famous French soldiers and officers.

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