September 1918

The Strategical Teaching of the French General Staff

Volume 3, Issue 3

THE appointment of General Foch as Generalissimo of the Allied Armies on the Western Front has brought the strategical doctrines of the French General Staff, of which he is the chief exponent, most prominently before the public, and since our ultimate success depends essentially on the unanimity and intelligence with which he is supported by all ranks in the execution of his projects it will be useful to formulate with precision just what this French teaching really is and how it came into existence.

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