Category Archive: France

The Lady of Loos

Mlle Emilienne Moreau

In all of the many stories about the First World War, there have been many accounts of heroic deeds and medals justly awarded, but none is more inspirational or unheralded than the story of Emilienne Moreau. Born in the summer of 1898, Emilienne grew up with her family in Loos-en-Gohelle, where her father, a retired […]

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General Joseph Joffre (1852-1931)

General Joseph Joffre

Joffre took part in the Siege of Paris during the Franco-Prussian War (1870-71), but then spent a great deal of his career overseas in the French Colonies, serving as an engineer. Upon his return to France, he was made Commander in Chief in 1911, despite a total lack of experience for this role. Probably due […]

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