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  2. Charles Lanrezac — Wikipédia

    Charles Louis Marie Lanrezac, né le 30 juillet 1852 à Pointe-à-Pitre et mort le 18 janvier 1925 à Neuilly-sur-Seine, est un général français qui s'est notamment illustré lors de la phase initiale de la Première Guerre mondiale, comme commandant la 5 e armée française. Il dirige les batailles de Charleroi et de Guise.

  3. Joseph Joffre - Wikipedia

    At the outbreak of war, the French plan clashed with the German Schlieffen Plan, much to the detriment of the French.On 15 August, after German cavalry had been spotted at Dinant on the Meuse, and after repeated warnings from Charles Lanrezac of the Fifth Army, Joffre issued his Instruction Particuliere No 10, stating that the main German effort would come through Belgium.

  4. Les Invalides - Wikipedia

    Les Invalides (French pronunciation: [lezɛ̃valid]) (English: The Disabled), formally the Hôtel national des Invalides (English: National House of the Disabled), also Hôtel des Invalides ("House of the disabled"), is a complex of buildings in the 7th arrondissement of Paris, France, containing museums and monuments, all relating to the military history of France, as well as a hospital and a ...

  5. French India - Wikipedia

    France was the last of the major European maritime powers of the 17th century to enter the East India trade. Six decades after the foundation of the English and Dutch East India companies (in 1600 and 1602 respectively), and at a time when both companies were multiplying factories (trading posts) on the shores of India, the French still did not have a viable trading company or a single ...

  6. John French, 1st Earl of Ypres - Wikipedia,_1st_Earl_of_Ypres

    French and Lanrezac came away from the meeting with a poor relationship. At the time French wrote in his diary that Lanrezac was "a very capable soldier", although he claimed otherwise in his memoirs 1914. Besides their mutual dislike he believed Lanrezac was about to take the offensive, whereas Lanrezac had in fact been forbidden by Joffre to ...

  7. Charles de Gaulle - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

    Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle (pronunciado /ʃaʁl də ɡol/ (); Lille; 22 de noviembre de 1890-Colombey-les-Deux-Églises, 9 de noviembre de 1970) fue un general y estadista francés que dirigió la resistencia francesa contra la Alemania nazi en la Segunda Guerra Mundial y presidió el Gobierno Provisional de la República Francesa de 1944 a 1946 para restablecer la democracia en ...

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

    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.

  9. Quartier des Ternes — Wikipédia

    Contents move to sidebar hide Début 1 Situation 2 Historique Afficher / masquer la sous-section Historique 2.1 Alentour et constitution du périmètre 2.2 Le village des Ternes 2.3 La route de la Révolte 2.4 Le mur des Fermiers généraux 2.5 L'enceinte de Thiers 2.6 Ferdinandville et l'urbanisation des Ternes 2.7 Naissance de la paroisse et construction de l’église 2.8 Quartier berceau ...

  10. The Guns of August - Wikipedia

    The Guns of August (1962) (published in the UK as August 1914) is a volume of history by Barbara W. Tuchman.It is centered on the first month of World War I.After introductory chapters, Tuchman describes in great detail the opening events of the conflict.

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