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  2. Charles Lanrezac - Wikiwand

    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 ...

    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

    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 induced …

  5. French general gives order to attack at the Marne - HISTORY

    On September 3, Joffre made the difficult decision to replace the commander of the 5th Army, General Charles Lanrezac, punishing him for his caution in ordering a retreat at the Battle of...

  6. First Battle of the Marne begins - HISTORY

    On September 6, 1914, some 30 miles northeast of Paris, the French 6th Army under the command of General Michel-Joseph Manoury attacks the right flank of the German 1st Army, beginning the decisive...

  7. WWI Centennial: Charleroi and Mons | Mental Floss

    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 ...

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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 .

  9. WWI Centennial: Bloodbath at Liège | Mental Floss

    Meanwhile the commander of the French Fifth Army, Charles Lanrezac, warned chief of the general staff Joffre that German troops appeared to be invading central Belgium, which meant they were ...

  10. The Guns of August Characters | GradeSaver

    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 ...

    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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