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WWI Immortal Wartime Quotes

  • marie.eklidvirginmedia.com by marie.eklidvirginmedia.com

    Just came across this interesting link for WW1 quotes. Found the following one very interesting also the other quotes. Link: http://www.invicta.viat.org.uk/284/wwi-immortal-wartime-quotes

    ... French Field Marshal Joffre ..."In no circumstances whatever will the expression 'shell-shock' be used verbally or be recorded in any regimental or other casualty report, or in any hospital or other medical document..." This must have been an order for the French. As we have actually have a tag for #shellshock which we use in the diaries.

    PS Marshal Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre 12 January 1852 – 3 January 1931), was a 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. He is best known for regrouping the retreating allied armies to defeat the Germans at the strategically decisive First Battle of the Marne in September 1914. His political position waned after unsuccessful offensives in 1915, the German attack on Verdun in 1916, and the disappointing results of the Anglo-French offensive on the Somme in 1916. At the end of 1916 he was promoted to Marshal of France, the first such promotion under the Third Republic, and moved to an advisory role, from which he quickly resigned. Later in the war he led an important mission to the United States. His popularity led to his nickname Papa Joffre. Link with image https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Joffre


  • cyngast by cyngast moderator

    Very interesting, Marie. Thanks for sharing the link.