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 (zhôf′rə), Joseph Jacques Césaire 1852-1931.
French field marshal who commanded the Allied armies in France in World War I.


(French ʒɔfrə)
(Biography) Joseph Jacques Césaire (ʒozɛf ʒak sezɛr). 1852–1931, French marshal. He commanded the French army (1914–16) and was largely responsible for the Allies' victory at the Marne (1914), which halted the German advance on Paris


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Joseph Jacques Césaire, 1852–1931, French general in World War I.
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There was no prospect for a breakthrough but the German C in C didn't want to launch the 'Big Push', he intended to draw the entire French army into a giant mincer, to force General Joffre to condemn his soldiers to an overwhelming storm of steel, the funeral pyre of the French infantryman.
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The Franco-British troops, under the command of General Joffre, had finally succeeded in stopping the German army in its swift and, until then, seemingly inexorable progress into French territory.
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After three chapters devoted to pre-war planning and the context of political and military authority within which figures like French Generals Joseph Joffre and Ferdinand Foch, and on the British side Horatio Herbert Kitchener and Sir John French would make decisions, the remaining five chapters examine in great detail the deployment of the British Expeditionary Force to France, setbacks during the Battle of the Frontiers, the "Miracle" of the Marne, and the subsequent vicissitudes of the "Race to the Sea," ending with the onset of winter and stalemate all along the front.
In 1911, General Joseph-Jacques-Cesaire Joffre became the new Chief of the General Staff.