Foch the Man by Clara E. Laughlin | Project Gutenberg

Access this resource

Biography of Marshal Ferdinand Foch, concentrating on his early life and service as instructor in the Staff College, though which he was to exercise a decisive influence on the development of French military doctrine prior to 1914. Foch began the war as a Corps commander, was quickly promoted to command the newly-created Ninth Army (with which he halted the German advance into France in September 1914 at the Battle of the Marne), and ended the war as Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies, despite being removed from command of the Northern Army Group in December 1916 for the perceived failings of the Somme Offensive.

CONTENTS
FOREWORD TO REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION
I. WHERE HE WAS BORN
II. BOYHOOD SURROUNDINGS
III. A YOUNG SOLDIER OF A LOST CAUSE
IV. PARIS AFTER THE GERMANS LEFT
V. LEARNING TO BE A ROUGH RIDER
VI. FIRST YEARS IN BRITTANY
VII. JOFFRE AND FOCH
VIII. THE SUPERIOR SCHOOL OF WAR
IX. THE GREAT TEACHER
X. A COLONEL AT FIFTY
XI. FORTIFYING FRANCE
XII. ON THE EVE OF WAR
XIII. THE BATTLE OF LORRAINE
XIV. THE FIRST VICTORY AT THE MARNE
XV. SENT NORTH TO SAVE CHANNEL PORTS
XVI. THE SUPREME COMMANDER
XVII. BRINGING GERMANY TO ITS KNEES
XVIII. DURING THE ARMISTICE—AND AFTER

[This ed.]: New York, Chicago: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1919

This book is available in the following formats: HTML, EPUB, Kindle, Plucker, QiOO Mobile, Plain Text UTF-8

Original URL: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17511

Resource Type : ebook

3 visits / 0 Like(s) (Like this resource)

Licence Project Gutenberg License (author d. 1941)

Cite : Foch the Man by Clara E. Laughlin | Project Gutenberg (http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17511) by C. E. Laughlin licensed as Project Gutenberg License (author d. 1941) (http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Gutenberg:The_Project_Gutenberg_License#The_Full_Project_Gutenberg_License_in_Legalese_.28normative.29)

Reuse : Web link

About Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
This entry was posted in Aftermath, From Space to Place. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply