Ferdinand FOCH

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World Wars & Contemporary Wars, Marshal of France, Soldier in the First World War

FrenchBorn Ferdinand Jean Marie FOCH

French general and Marshal of France, Great Britain and Poland, a military theorist and the Supreme Allied Commander during the First World War

Born on October 2, 1851 in Tarbes, France , France

Died on March 20, 1929 in Paris, France

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Foch was born at Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées, the son of a civil servant from Comminges. His German surname was of his paternal side ancestry which originally came from Alsace in the 18th century. He attended school at Tarbes, Rodez and the Jesuit College at Saint-Étienne. His brother later became a Jesuit priest, which may initially have hindered Foch's rise through the ranks of the French Army since the Republican government of France was anti-clerical.

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