Joseph Joffre

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Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre
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Elk-name Papa Joffre
Born 12 Januar 1852(1852-01-12)
Rivesaltes, Fraunce
Dee'd 3 Januar 1931(1931-01-03) (aged 78)
Paris, Fraunce
Allegiance  Seicont French Empire (1869)
 French Third Republic
Service/branch French Airmy
Years o service 1869–1916
Rank Marshal o Fraunce
Generalissimo (1914-1916)
Général de division (1912-1914)

Franco-Proushie War

Sino-French War
Warld War I

Awairds Grand cross o the Légion d'honneur
Médaille militaire
Croix de guerre 1914–1918
Distinguished Service Medal (US)
Honourary Knicht Grand Cross o the Bath (UK)[1]
Order o Merit (UK)

Marshal Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔsɛf ʒɔfʁ]; 12 Januar 1852 – 3 Januar 1931), wis a French general wha served as Commander-in-Chief o French forces on the Wastren Front frae the stairt o Warld War I till the end o 1916. He is best kent for regroupin the retreatin allied armies tae defeat the Germans at the strategically decisive First Battle o the Marne in September 1914.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "No. 29044". The London Gazette. 19 January 1915. p. 601.