Foch the Man: A Life of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies
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Foch the Man: A Life of the Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies

By Clara E. (Clara Elizabeth) Laughlin
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  • The Project Gutenberg eBook, Foch the Man, by Clara E. Laughlin
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      • [Frontispiece: Marshal Foch at the Peace Conference.]
    • [Frontispiece: Marshal Foch at the Peace Conference.]
  • FOCH THE MAN
    • A Life of The Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies
      • BY
      • CLARA E. LAUGHLIN
        • WITH APPRECIATION BY
      • WITH APPRECIATION BY
      • LIEUT.-COL. EDOUARD RÉQUIN
        • of the French High Commission to the United States
        • WITH ILLUSTRATIONS
        • REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION
        • NEW YORK ———— CHICAGO Fleming H. Revell Company LONDON AND EDINBURGH
      • of the French High Commission to the United States
      • WITH ILLUSTRATIONS
      • REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION
      • NEW YORK ———— CHICAGO Fleming H. Revell Company LONDON AND EDINBURGH
      • DEDICATION
      • TO THE MEN WHO HAVE FOUGHT UNDER GENERAL FOCH'S COMMAND. TO ALL Of THEM, IN ALL GRATITUDE. BUT IN AN ESPECIAL WAY TO THE MEN OF THE 42D DIVISION, THE SPLENDOR OF WHOSE CONDUCT ON SEPTEMBER 9, 1914, NO PEN WILL EVER BE ABLE ADEQUATELY TO COMMEMORATE.
        • [Illustration: Hand-written letter from Foch.]
        • [Illustration: Page 1 of hand-written letter from Lt.-Colonel E. Réquin to Clara Laughlin.]
        • [Illustration: Page 2 of hand-written letter from Lt.-Colonel E. Réquin to Clara Laughlin.]
      • [Illustration: Hand-written letter from Foch.]
      • [Illustration: Page 1 of hand-written letter from Lt.-Colonel E. Réquin to Clara Laughlin.]
      • [Illustration: Page 2 of hand-written letter from Lt.-Colonel E. Réquin to Clara Laughlin.]
      • "THEY SHALL NOT PASS!"
      • CONTENTS
      • FOREWORD TO REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION
      • I. WHERE HE WAS BORN
      • II. BOYHOOD SURROUNDINGS
      • III. A YOUNG SOLDIER OF A LOST CAUSE
      • IV. PARIS AFTER THE GERMANS LEFT
      • V. LEARNING TO BE A ROUGH RIDER
      • VI. FIRST YEARS IN BRITTANY
      • VII. JOFFRE AND FOCH
      • VIII. THE SUPERIOR SCHOOL OF WAR
      • IX. THE GREAT TEACHER
      • X. A COLONEL AT FIFTY
      • XI. FORTIFYING FRANCE
      • XII. ON THE EVE OF WAR
      • XIII. THE BATTLE OF LORRAINE
      • XIV. THE FIRST VICTORY AT THE MARNE
      • XV. SENT NORTH TO SAVE CHANNEL PORTS
      • XVI. THE SUPREME COMMANDER
      • XVII. BRINGING GERMANY TO ITS KNEES
      • XVIII. DURING THE ARMISTICE—AND AFTER
      • ILLUSTRATIONS
      • Marshal Foch at the Peace Conference . . . . . . Frontispiece
      • Hand-written letter from Foch.
      • Page 1 of hand-written letter from Lt.-Colonel E. Réquin to Clara Laughlin.
      • Page 2 of hand-written letter from Lt.-Colonel E. Réquin to Clara Laughlin.
      • The room in which Ferdinand Foch was born
      • The house in Tarbes where Foch was born
      • Ferdinand Foch as a schoolboy of twelve
      • The school in Tarbes
      • Marshall Joffre--General Foch
      • General Pétain--Marshal Haig--General Foch--General Pershing
      • General Foch--General Pershing
      • Marshal Foch, Executive head of the allied forces
      • Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France
      • FOREWORD TO REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION
      • I
      • WHERE HE WAS BORN
        • [Illustration: The Room in Which Ferdinand Foch was Born.]
        • [Illustration: The House in Tarbes Where Foch was Born.]
      • [Illustration: The Room in Which Ferdinand Foch was Born.]
      • [Illustration: The House in Tarbes Where Foch was Born.]
      • II
      • BOYHOOD SURROUNDINGS
        • [Illustration: Ferdinand Foch (center) as a Schoolboy.]
        • [Illustration: The School in Tarbes Where Foch Prepared for the Military Academy.]
      • [Illustration: Ferdinand Foch (center) as a Schoolboy.]
      • [Illustration: The School in Tarbes Where Foch Prepared for the Military Academy.]
      • III
      • A YOUNG SOLDIER OF A LOST CAUSE
      • IV
      • PARIS AFTER THE GERMANS LEFT
      • V
      • LEARNING TO BE A ROUGH RIDER
      • VI
      • FIRST YEARS IN BRITTANY
      • VII
      • JOFFRE AND FOCH
        • [Illustration: Marshall Joffre, General Foch]
      • [Illustration: Marshall Joffre, General Foch]
      • VIII
      • THE SUPERIOR SCHOOL OF WAR
      • IX
      • THE GREAT TEACHER
      • X
      • A COLONEL AT FIFTY
      • XI
      • FORTIFYING FRANCE WITH GREAT PRINCIPLES
      • XII
      • ON THE EVE OF WAR
      • XIII
      • THE BATTLE OF LORRAINE
      • XIV
      • THE FIRST VICTORY AT THE MARNE
      • XV
      • SENT NORTH TO SAVE THE CHANNEL PORTS
      • XVI
      • THE SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE ALLIED ARMIES
        • [Illustration: General Pétain--Marshal Haig--General Foch--General Pershing]
        • [Illustration: General Foch--General Pershing]
      • [Illustration: General Pétain--Marshal Haig--General Foch--General Pershing]
      • [Illustration: General Foch--General Pershing]
      • XVII
      • BRINGING GERMANY TO ITS KNEES
        • [Illustration: Marshal Foch, Executive Head of the Allied Forces]
      • [Illustration: Marshal Foch, Executive Head of the Allied Forces]
      • XVIII
      • DURING THE ARMISTICE AND AFTER
        • [Illustration: Ferdinand Foch. Showing His Insignia as a Marshal of France, Consisting of Seven Stars on Each Sleeve and Four Rows of Oak Leaves on His Cap.]
      • [Illustration: Ferdinand Foch. Showing His Insignia as a Marshal of France, Consisting of Seven Stars on Each Sleeve and Four Rows of Oak Leaves on His Cap.]
    • BY
    • CLARA E. LAUGHLIN
      • WITH APPRECIATION BY
    • WITH APPRECIATION BY
    • LIEUT.-COL. EDOUARD RÉQUIN
      • of the French High Commission to the United States
      • WITH ILLUSTRATIONS
      • REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION
      • NEW YORK ———— CHICAGO Fleming H. Revell Company LONDON AND EDINBURGH
    • of the French High Commission to the United States
    • WITH ILLUSTRATIONS
    • REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION
    • NEW YORK ———— CHICAGO Fleming H. Revell Company LONDON AND EDINBURGH
    • DEDICATION
    • TO THE MEN WHO HAVE FOUGHT UNDER GENERAL FOCH'S COMMAND. TO ALL Of THEM, IN ALL GRATITUDE. BUT IN AN ESPECIAL WAY TO THE MEN OF THE 42D DIVISION, THE SPLENDOR OF WHOSE CONDUCT ON SEPTEMBER 9, 1914, NO PEN WILL EVER BE ABLE ADEQUATELY TO COMMEMORATE.
      • [Illustration: Hand-written letter from Foch.]
      • [Illustration: Page 1 of hand-written letter from Lt.-Colonel E. Réquin to Clara Laughlin.]
      • [Illustration: Page 2 of hand-written letter from Lt.-Colonel E. Réquin to Clara Laughlin.]
    • [Illustration: Hand-written letter from Foch.]
    • [Illustration: Page 1 of hand-written letter from Lt.-Colonel E. Réquin to Clara Laughlin.]
    • [Illustration: Page 2 of hand-written letter from Lt.-Colonel E. Réquin to Clara Laughlin.]
    • "THEY SHALL NOT PASS!"
    • CONTENTS
    • FOREWORD TO REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION
    • I. WHERE HE WAS BORN
    • II. BOYHOOD SURROUNDINGS
    • III. A YOUNG SOLDIER OF A LOST CAUSE
    • IV. PARIS AFTER THE GERMANS LEFT
    • V. LEARNING TO BE A ROUGH RIDER
    • VI. FIRST YEARS IN BRITTANY
    • VII. JOFFRE AND FOCH
    • VIII. THE SUPERIOR SCHOOL OF WAR
    • IX. THE GREAT TEACHER
    • X. A COLONEL AT FIFTY
    • XI. FORTIFYING FRANCE
    • XII. ON THE EVE OF WAR
    • XIII. THE BATTLE OF LORRAINE
    • XIV. THE FIRST VICTORY AT THE MARNE
    • XV. SENT NORTH TO SAVE CHANNEL PORTS
    • XVI. THE SUPREME COMMANDER
    • XVII. BRINGING GERMANY TO ITS KNEES
    • XVIII. DURING THE ARMISTICE—AND AFTER
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • Marshal Foch at the Peace Conference . . . . . . Frontispiece
    • Hand-written letter from Foch.
    • Page 1 of hand-written letter from Lt.-Colonel E. Réquin to Clara Laughlin.
    • Page 2 of hand-written letter from Lt.-Colonel E. Réquin to Clara Laughlin.
    • The room in which Ferdinand Foch was born
    • The house in Tarbes where Foch was born
    • Ferdinand Foch as a schoolboy of twelve
    • The school in Tarbes
    • Marshall Joffre--General Foch
    • General Pétain--Marshal Haig--General Foch--General Pershing
    • General Foch--General Pershing
    • Marshal Foch, Executive head of the allied forces
    • Ferdinand Foch, Marshal of France
    • FOREWORD TO REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION
    • I
    • WHERE HE WAS BORN
      • [Illustration: The Room in Which Ferdinand Foch was Born.]
      • [Illustration: The House in Tarbes Where Foch was Born.]
    • [Illustration: The Room in Which Ferdinand Foch was Born.]
    • [Illustration: The House in Tarbes Where Foch was Born.]
    • II
    • BOYHOOD SURROUNDINGS
      • [Illustration: Ferdinand Foch (center) as a Schoolboy.]
      • [Illustration: The School in Tarbes Where Foch Prepared for the Military Academy.]
    • [Illustration: Ferdinand Foch (center) as a Schoolboy.]
    • [Illustration: The School in Tarbes Where Foch Prepared for the Military Academy.]
    • III
    • A YOUNG SOLDIER OF A LOST CAUSE
    • IV
    • PARIS AFTER THE GERMANS LEFT
    • V
    • LEARNING TO BE A ROUGH RIDER
    • VI
    • FIRST YEARS IN BRITTANY
    • VII
    • JOFFRE AND FOCH
      • [Illustration: Marshall Joffre, General Foch]
    • [Illustration: Marshall Joffre, General Foch]
    • VIII
    • THE SUPERIOR SCHOOL OF WAR
    • IX
    • THE GREAT TEACHER
    • X
    • A COLONEL AT FIFTY
    • XI
    • FORTIFYING FRANCE WITH GREAT PRINCIPLES
    • XII
    • ON THE EVE OF WAR
    • XIII
    • THE BATTLE OF LORRAINE
    • XIV
    • THE FIRST VICTORY AT THE MARNE
    • XV
    • SENT NORTH TO SAVE THE CHANNEL PORTS
    • XVI
    • THE SUPREME COMMANDER OF THE ALLIED ARMIES
      • [Illustration: General Pétain--Marshal Haig--General Foch--General Pershing]
      • [Illustration: General Foch--General Pershing]
    • [Illustration: General Pétain--Marshal Haig--General Foch--General Pershing]
    • [Illustration: General Foch--General Pershing]
    • XVII
    • BRINGING GERMANY TO ITS KNEES
      • [Illustration: Marshal Foch, Executive Head of the Allied Forces]
    • [Illustration: Marshal Foch, Executive Head of the Allied Forces]
    • XVIII
    • DURING THE ARMISTICE AND AFTER
      • [Illustration: Ferdinand Foch. Showing His Insignia as a Marshal of France, Consisting of Seven Stars on Each Sleeve and Four Rows of Oak Leaves on His Cap.]
    • [Illustration: Ferdinand Foch. Showing His Insignia as a Marshal of France, Consisting of Seven Stars on Each Sleeve and Four Rows of Oak Leaves on His Cap.]
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