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  2. Charles Lanrezac - Wikiwand

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    Charles Lanrezac was a French general, formerly a distinguished staff college lecturer, who commanded the French Fifth Army at the outbreak of the First World War. For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for Charles Lanrezac .

  3. Lanrezac, Charles Louis Marie | International Encyclopedia of ...

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    Charles Louis Marie Lanrezac (1852-1925) was born in Guadeloupe in 1852. He was a Saint-Cyr cadet, but had to leave the academy prematurely (due to the Franco-Prussian war) as a second lieutenant in August 1870. He graduated from the General Staff Course in 1879, and taught military skills and tactics in Saint-Cyr from 1880 to 1884.

  4. World War I - German invasion of France | Britannica

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    As the French 5th Army, under General Charles Lanrezac, was checked in its offensive south of the Sambre River by a German attack on August 21, the British, who reached Mons on August 22, at first agreed to stand there to cover Lanrezac’s left; but on August 23 news of the fall of Namur and of the German 3rd Army’s presence near Dinant ...

  5. First Battle of the Marne | Summary, Significance, & Map

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    On arrival, however, Field Marshal Sir John French learned that the French Fifth Army under Gen. Charles Lanrezac had been checked by a German attack on August 21 and deprived of the crossing of the Sambre. Although thus placed in an exposed forward position, French agreed to stand at Mons to cover Lanrezac’s left.

  6. First Battle of the Marne begins - HISTORY

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    Not wanting to subordinate himself to Bulow’s command, Kluck ordered his forces to proceed in their pursuit of the retreating French 5th Army, under General Charles Lanrezac, across the Marne ...

  7. WWI Centennial: Charleroi and Mons | Mental Floss

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    Meanwhile, Fifth Army, under General Charles Lanrezac, would cross into Belgium near Maubeuge to attack the Germans on their western flank. In short, the German center—composed of Third Army ...

  8. Battle of Charleroi - Wikipedia

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    Lanrezac positioned the Fifth Army on the Sambre and reported his actions to Joffre later in the day, around 12:30. Unbeknownst to him, German elements had clashed with his vanguards, between Namur and Charleroi. Lanrezac was informed by General Augustin Michel, commander at Namur, received at 14:00.

  9. Charles Lanrezac - wblog.wiki

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    Charles Lanrezac (31 July 1852 – 18 January 1925) was a French general, formerly a distinguished staff college lecturer, who commanded the French Fifth Army at the outbreak of the First World War. His army, originally intended to strike the Germans on their western flank, faced the brunt of the German march, stronger and further west than ...

  10. The Guns of August Characters | GradeSaver

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    Charles Lanrezac. He is a French military commander during the war. He manages to save most of the French troops by acting decisively to withdraw from Charleroi, despite having not received permission to do so. Although he is threatened for disobeying orders, his commanders could hardly argue with the success of his plan.

  11. Charles De Gaulle Biography - Facts, Childhood, Family Life ...

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    Childhood & Early Life. Charles de Gaulle was one among the five children born to a teacher named Henri de Gaulle, on 22nd November, 1890. The place of his birth was a city named Lille, located in the north of France. In 1909, Charles enrolled at a defence institution named ‘Saint Cyr’ in a bid to become a military leader.

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