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Fifth Army (France)

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The Fifth Army was a famous fighting force that participated in World War I. Under its enthusiastic and offensive-minded commander, Louis Franchet d'Espèrey, it led the decisive attacks which resulted in the spectacular victory at the First Battle of the Marne in 1914. [1]

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Adolphe Guillaumat

Marie Louis Adolphe Guillaumat (January 4, 1863 – Nantes, May 18, 1940) was a French Army general during World War I.

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Charles Lanrezac

Charles Lanrezac (31 July 1852 – 18 January 1925) was a French general, formerly a distinguished staff college lecturer, who commanded the French Fifth Army at the outbreak of the First World War.

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First Battle of the Marne

The Battle of the Marne (Première bataille de la Marne, also known as the Miracle of the Marne, Le Miracle de la Marne) was a World War I battle fought from It resulted in an Allied victory against the German armies in the west.

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Henri Mathias Berthelot

Henri Mathias Berthelot (1861–1931) was a French general during World War I. He held an important staff position under Joseph Joffre, the French commander-in-chief, at the First Battle of the Marne, before later commanding a corps in the front line.

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Joseph Alfred Micheler

Joseph Alfred Micheler (23 September 1861 Phalsbourg – 17 March 1931 Nice) was a French general in the First World War.

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List of French armies in World War I

List of armies — List of French armies in World War I This page is a list of French army formations existing during World War I.

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Louis Franchet d'Espèrey

Louis Félix Marie François Franchet d'Espèrey (25 May 1856 – 8 July 1942) was a French general during World War I. As commander of the large Allied army based at Salonika, he conducted the successful Macedonian campaign, which caused the collapse of the Southern Front and contributed to the armistice.

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Olivier Mazel

Olivier Charles Armand Adrien Mazel (16 September 1858 – 10 March 1940) was a French Army general during World War I. He commanded the First and Fifth Armies during the war.

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Second Battle of the Aisne

The Second Battle of the Aisne (Bataille du Chemin des Dames or Seconde bataille de l'Aisne, 16 April – mid-May 1917) was the main part of the Nivelle Offensive, a Franco-British attempt to inflict a decisive defeat on the German armies in France.

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Victor Bourret

Victor Bourret (22 September 1877 – 5 August 1949) was a French general and military administrator.

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World War I

World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fifth_Army_(France)

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