Joseph Joffre Autograph

SKU: 8010541

Price:
Sale priceQAR 523,67

Description

Signed album page, 5 x 1,75 inch, signed in dark ink "J. Joffre", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a portrait picture of Joseph Joffre in uniform (altogether 8,25 x 11,75 inch), with trimmed edges and mild signs of wear - in fine condition. 

Further Information on the person

Profession:
(1852-1931) French general who served as Commander-in-Chief of French forces on the Western Front from the start of World War I until the end of 1916

Year of Birth: 1852

Biography (AI generated)

Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre was a French general who served as the Commander-in-Chief of the French Army during the early years of World War I. Born on January 12, 1852, in Rivesaltes, France, Joffre had a long and distinguished military career.

After attending the prestigious École Polytechnique, Joffre was commissioned as an officer in the French Army in 1872. He quickly rose through the ranks, showing great leadership skills and tactical acumen.

When World War I broke out in 1914, Joffre was appointed as Commander-in-Chief of the French Army. He played a crucial role in the defense of France during the early stages of the war, most notably during the First Battle of the Marne in 1914.

Joffre's bold and decisive leadership during this battle earned him the nickname "Papa Joffre" and solidified his reputation as a master tactician. Under his command, the French Army successfully repelled the German advance and halted their progress towards Paris.

Despite facing setbacks and challenges, Joffre remained steadfast and resolute in his leadership throughout the war. He continued to inspire his troops and lead them to victory in key battles, such as the Battle of the Somme in 1916.

Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre retired from military service in 1916 but remained a revered figure in French military history. He passed away on January 3, 1931, leaving behind a legacy of courage, determination, and strategic brilliance.

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