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Images Dated 21st August 2006

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Joseph Gallieni, French First World War general, 2 September 1914 Featured 21 Aug 2006 Print

Joseph Gallieni, French First World War general, 2 September 1914

Joseph Gallieni, French First World War general, 2 September 1914. Gallieni (1849-1916) was recalled from retirement to assist with the defence of Paris as the city was threatened by the German advance in August 1914. He is widely believed to have had a decisive influence on the French victory at the Battle of the Marne which halted the Germans and saved Paris, although the majority of the credit went to his commander, General Joffre. Gallieni served as Minister for War from October 1915 until March 1916, when he retired due to ill health

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General Paul Pau, French First World War general, (1926) Featured 21 Aug 2006 Print

General Paul Pau, French First World War general, (1926)

General Paul Pau, French First World War general, (1926). At the outbreak of the war, Pau (1848-1932) was recalled from retirement and given command of the Army of Alsace with the objective of recapturing the lost provinces of Alsace and Lorraine from the Germans. Initially successful, Pau was defeated at Morhange-Sarrebourg and his army was disbanded with the troops redeployed to the Sixth Army at the Marne. Pau returned to retirement

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Douglas Haig, British First World War general, 1914 Featured 21 Aug 2006 Print

Douglas Haig, British First World War general, 1914

Douglas Haig, British First World War general, 1914. Haig (1861-1928) was commander of the 1st Army Corps of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) at the outbreak of the war. His troops fought with distinction at Mons and the First Battle of Ypres. In 1915 Haig was promoted to Commander in Chief of the BEF, a post he held until the end of the war. His conduct of the war on the Western Front was controversial. On the one hand, his pursuit of a strategy of attrition and planning of offensives which ultimately made minimal territorial gains at the cost of massive casualties, as at the Somme (1916) and Passchendaele (1917), earned him the nickname Butcher Haig'. General John J Pershing, commander of the US army in France, described Haig as the man who won the war, however. He was made a Field Marshal in 1917, and after the war served as Commander-in-Chief of Home Forces until 1921

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