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Ferdinand Foch

Foch, Ferdinand (1851–1929), French army marshal. His courageous stand against the Germans at the Marne in 1914 led to further commands, and he became chief of the French general staff in 1917. He commanded the Allied armies in France from Apr. to Nov. 1918, launching the Aisne-Marne offensive that ended World War I.

See also: World War I.

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