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  Ferdinand Foch: Biography of Ferdinand Foch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1898 Foch was appointed lieutenant-colonel and professor of strategy and tactics in the war college.
The plan whereby Joffre defeated the German armies in the great battle of the Marne was largely due to Foch, who came to be regarded as the master tactician among the allied commanders.
Foch's consummate ability as a strategist was shown in an uninterrupted series of victories on all fronts.
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 Ferdinand Foch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Foch was born in Tarbes, France as the son of a civil servant from Provence.
Foch considered the Treaty of Versailles to be "a capitulation, a treason".
Foch was made a British Field Marshal in 1919, and, for his advice during the Polish-Bolshevik War of 1920, as well as his pressure on Germany during the Great Poland Uprising, he was awarded with the title of Marshal of Poland in 1923.
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 First World War.com - Feature Articles - Unjustly Accused: Marshal Ferdinand Foch and the French 'Cult of the Offensive'
Ferdinand Foch was born at Tarbes on 2 October 1851 the son of a civil servant.
Foch's predilection for a military career had its beginnings in the stories of the Napoleonic Wars told to him as a child by his great-aunt (who was the widow of General Nogues, a man who rose to that rank in the service of Napoleon I).
Foch was not responsible for the Regulations of 1913 and it is hard to see how his writing can be comfortably reconciled with that handbooks call for the French Army to admit 'no law but that of the offensive'.
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 First World War.com - Who's Who - Ferdinand Foch
Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929) was born on 2 October 1851 in Tarbes, the son of a civil servant.
With the onset of war Foch was given command of the Ninth Army during the Battle of the Marne following crucial early successes in Nancy; at the Marne he led the French counter-attack.
Foch stopped the advance of the German forces during the great push of Spring 1918 at the Second Battle of Marne in July 1918, mounting the counter-attack that turned the tide of the war.
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 Trenches on the Web - Bio: Marshal Ferdinand Foch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ferdinand was the commander in chief of the Allied armies in France.
Ferdinand was forced out of retirement to command the Eighth and the Twentieth Army Corps.
Ferdinand was eventually given unified command of all the Allied troops in France.
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 ::Marshal  Ferdinand Foch::   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ferdinand Foch was born in 1851 in Tarbes in the Hautes-Pyrenees.
Foch then played a prominent part in the lead up to the Treaty of Versailles during which he tried to get Georges Clemenceau to impose far more harsh terms on the Germans so that the Germans could never pose another military threat to Europe again.
Foch is the only French military commander to have been made an honorary field-marshall in the British Army and his standing was ensured by the placing of a statue of him in central London.
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Foch foresaw that these things would have to be done and, with absolute consecration to his task, he set himself not only to train officers for France when she should need them, but to inspire them with a unity of action which has saved the world.
Foch had, for years, been teaching that fighting demands supreme flexibility, adaptability; that war is full of surprises which must be met as they arise; that morale, the spiritual force of an army, is subject to fluctuations caused by dozens of conditions which cannot be foreseen and must be overcome.
General Foch installed himself at the Invalides, and addressed himself to the study of all the allies' fronts, the assembling American army, and to another task for which he was signally fitted: that of coordinating the plans and purposes of the Generalissimo and the government.
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 Foch, Ferdinand - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
FOCH, FERDINAND [Foch, Ferdinand], 1851-1929, marshal of France.
He participated in the first battle of Ypres (1915) and that of the Somme (1916); after a brief eclipse, he was appointed (1917) chief of the French general staff.
IN 1911, Marshal Ferdinand Foch, France's leading military strategist, declared: "Aeroplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." Thirty years later, a similar wayward prediction came from Vanneyar Bush, director of America's scientific effort in the second world war.
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 Biographie: Ferdinand Foch, 1851-1929
Oktober: Ferdinand Foch wird in Tarbes als Sohn einer konservativ-katholischen Beamtenfamilie geboren.
Foch wird Oberbefehlshaber der allierten Streitkräfte in Frankreich und Belgien.
Foch wird zum Mitglied der Académie Française gewählt.
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 Ferdinand Foch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
French General Ferdinand Foch was a career French army officer and a veteran of the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71.
At the beginning of World War I, Foch led the Ninth Army at the Marne.
Foch led the Marne counter-offensive and the final Allied offensives of 1918 that forced the Germans to sue for peace.
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 Potomac Books - Foch
Ferdinand Foch is the prototype of the twentieth-century general.
Foch's other important legacy is his public dispute with French prime minister Georges Clemenceau during the armistice and peace negotiations.
Foch argued strongly for the creation of Allied bridgeheads across the Rhine River to ensure that a less populous and less industrialized France could defeat a vengeful Germany in the future if necessary.
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 Ferdinand Foch
Unjustly Accused: Marshal Ferdinand Foch and the French ‘Cult of the Offensive’
This background, coupled with the bitter experience of France’s defeat, doubtless explains the motivation behind the sustained and diligent academic effort that saw Foch successfully gain admission to both the Ècole Polytechnique, and, in as short a time as was possible, the Ècole d’application de l’Artillerie (the Artillery Training School).
With the dramatic failure of the Nivelle Offensive (16-20 April 1917) Nivelle’s fall from grace was swift and he was replaced by the hero of Verdun, General Phillipe Petain.
www.waikato.ac.nz /wfass/subjects/history/waimilhist/1999/foch.htm   (3746 words)

 Ferdinand - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Numbered rulers named Ferdinand are entered below by their countries, in alphabetical order, and by regnal numbers.
Ferdinand VII (1784-1833), King of Spain (1808 and 1814-1833), whose reign was one of the most disastrous in Spanish history.
Ferdinand III (Holy Roman Empire) (1608-1657), Holy Roman Emperor (1637-1657), King of Hungary (1625-1657), and King of Bohemia (1627-1657), born...
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 Ferdinand Foch Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
The French marshall Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929) was commander in chief of the Allied armies in World War I. Ferdinand Foch was born on Oct. 2, 1851, at Tarbes.
In 1900 Foch was transferred to regimental command and then to staff duty with the V Corps.
Foch died in Paris on March 20, 1929, and was interred in the Invalides.
www.bookrags.com /biography/ferdinand-foch   (455 words)

 The Project Gutenberg eBook of Foch the Man, by Clara E. Laughlin
Ferdinand Foch was born at Tarbes on October 2, 1851.
When Ferdinand Foch graduated, third in his class, from the artillery school at Fontainebleau, instead of seeking to use what influence he might have commanded to get an appointment in some garrison where the town life or social life was gay for young officers, he asked to be sent back to Tarbes.
Upon leaving the cavalry school at Saumur, in 1878, Ferdinand Foch went, with the rank of captain of the Tenth Regiment of Artillery, to Rennes, the ancient capital of Brittany and the headquarters of France's tenth army corps.
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 Ferdinand Foch
Ferdinand Foch, the son of a civil servant, was born in Tarbes in 1851.
Between 1907 and 1911 Foch was commandant of the Ecole de Guerre.
Foch took the view that it was vitality important that the terms made German military recovery impossible.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWfoch.htm   (280 words)

 Ferdinand FOCH
Fils d’un fonctionnaire languedocien, Ferdinand Foch fit ses études, au gré des mutations de son père, d’abord à Tarbes et Rodez, puis à Saint-Étienne et à Metz.
Ferdinand Foch fut l’un des théoriciens de la stratégie militaire fondée sur l’offensive à outrance à laquelle se rallia l’état-major lors de la Première Guerre mondiale.
Foch avait reçu son bâton de maréchal le 6 août 1918, dignité à laquelle devaient s’ajouter celles de maréchal britannique et de maréchal de Pologne.
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 Foch Ferdinand - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Foch Ferdinand - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Foch, Ferdinand (1851-1929), French general, who commanded Allied armies on the Western Front during the final campaigns of World War I. Born in...
This obituary for Ferdinand Foch appeared in The Times on March 21, 1929.
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 rediff.com: A report on India's advanced naval exercise with France
Foch, named after French Admiral Ferdinand Foch, is that country's only aircraft carrier.
It was the first advanced interaction (click to read the full report) between a western navy and its Indian counterpart after Pokhran II in May 1998.
Aboard Foch are Super Etendard Modenise bombers, Etendard IV P for reconnaissance, and Alize aircraft with radar.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Foch, Ferdinand   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Foch, Ferdinand FOCH, FERDINAND [Foch, Ferdinand], 1851-1929, marshal of France.
It was the largest war the world had yet seen.
Causes World War I was immediately precipitated by the assassination of Archduke Francis Ferdinand of Austria-Hungary
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 Foch : Marshal Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929)  Information Resource Centre, Canadian Forces College/Centre ...
Note: The purpose of this report was to analyze the leadership concepts of two noted, French military thinkers, Colonel Charles Ardant du Picq and Marshal Ferdinand Foch.
In order to reconstruct their concepts of military leadership it is necessary to analyze their surviving works and discern their beliefs on the proper roles of the military leader and on those personality traits which can be associated with effective leadership.
General Foch at the Marne : an account of the fighting in and near the marshes of Saint-Gond.
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 AllRefer.com - Ferdinand Foch (French History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Ferdinand Foch[ferdEnAN´ fOsh] Pronunciation Key, 1851–1929, marshal of France.
A professor at the Ecole de Guerre, he later served (1908–11) as director of that institute.
See B. Hart, Foch, the Man of OrlEans (1932); C. Bugnet, Foch Speaks (tr.
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 Selections from Ferdinand Foch at conservativeforum.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
French military leader, commander of the Allied troops in France in World War I, author of The Principles of War (1903).
Foch led his troops to an unlikely victory in the decisive second Battle of the Marne.
While he has been criticized for the heavy losses of his campaigns and his prediliction for offensive rather than defensive tactics, his unshakeably confident determination led to surprise victories which some historians believe turned the course of the war for the Allies.
www.conservativeforum.org /authquot.asp?ID=1759   (139 words)

Generals Michel MAUNOURY and FOCH had led the French Army into Lorraine on August 14, 1914.
After the invasion failed, Maunoury was given command of the French Sixth Army on the Western Front and took part in the Battle of the Marne in September under JOFFRE, Commander in Chief of the French forces.
Marshal Ferdinand Foch was Allied Supreme Commander in 1918 and headed the Armistice negotiations.
www.galleryofhistory.com /archive/8_2001/worldwarI/FERDINAND_FOCH.htm   (185 words)

 Foch - Nina Foch movies on VHS and DVD online at Movies Unlimited   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Ferdinand Foch (1851 - 1929) French general [more author details] Ferdinand Foch; None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
French General Ferdinand Foch commanded the Allied armies on the Western Front during the latter part of World War I. Foch was chosen by the Allies as
Situated in the centre of Nancy, opposit the railway station, the hotel Foch is an ideal place for visiting Nancy.
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 Ferdinand Foch Quotes
2 Quotes for 'Ferdinand Foch' in the Database.
The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
All Quotes are provided for educational purposes only and contributed by users.
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Toasts were made to the President of France, the King of England and the Prince of Wales, Patron of the British Legion.
FOCH became Supreme Commander of all Allied Armies in March 1918 and Marshal of France in August 1918.
He carried the 1918 offensive to its triumphant conclusion on November 11th.
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 Ferdinand Foch - WW1 Honor Roll   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
FERDINAND FOCH - Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies.
He was born on October 2, 1851, at Pyrenees, France.
This information may be used for research only.
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