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Joseph Joffre

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Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre
Elk-namePapa Joffre
Born12 Januar 1852(1852-01-12)
Rivesaltes, Fraunce
Dee'd3 Januar 1931(1931-01-03) (aged 78)
Paris, Fraunce
Allegiance Seicont French Empire (1869)
 French Third Republic
Service/branchFrench Airmy
Years o service1869–1916
RankMarshal o Fraunce
Generalissimo (1914-1916)
Général de division (1912-1914)
Battles/warsFranco-Proushie War

Sino-French War
Warld War I

AwairdsGrand 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 Meerit (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.


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  1. "No. 29044". The London Gazette. 19 Januar 1915.