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on a card, 5" x 3", no place, 7th April Pétain was a French general officer who attained the position of Marshal of France at the end of World War I, during which he became known as The Lion of Verdun, and in World War II served as the Chief of State of Vichy France from 1940… Read more
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image of Holograph Article Signed, in French with translation, (Henri, 1844-1917, French General, Head of the École Supérieure de Guerre,  Writer on Warfare)

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headed "The Conditions of Modern Warfare: The Blue Devils", about "a fine feat of arms in Haute Alsace, from the 14th to the 21st June, accomplished by the 6th Company of the 7th Battalion of Light Infantry (chasseurs à pied)" which has prompted "the Officer Commanding the Army of the Vosges" (General Maud'huy) to rename "the company in question… Read more
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image of Interesting Autograph Letter, in French with translation, (apparently a French army officer in the French Revolutionary period or during the Peace of Amiens)

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subscribed but not signed, to "Your Eminence", apparently from a servant of "poor L'ascasas" who "is no more, his illness was most extraordinary, he could not control it" in spite of taking "the waters at Valdagno [North West of Vicenza] and rode out here and there for several days", her husband sent the packet to him at Tressino [Trissino]… Read more
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showing him head and shoulders, three quarter face, in uniform as a Major in the 74th Infantry regiment, 3½" x 2¼", no place, no date, circa In 1894 Major Esterházy attempted to sell secrets to the German military attaché in Paris, particularly about the state of French artillery, and was at last successful. He said he… Read more
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image of Autograph Letter Signed in French with translation, to Count Birago, Captain of Auxiliaries and Commanding the Canale Brigades at Cherasco (French Querasque), (Karl Sigmund Friedrich Wilhelm, 1692-1755, General of Infantry in the Piedmontese Army in the War of the Austrian Succession, Baron)

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forwarding a letter from Count Bezin enclosing a note from 'His Majesty', Carlo Emmanuele III of Sardinia and Prince of Piedmont [these enclosures not present], for the Commander at Cherasco to have the auxiliaries supplied as necessary, saying that it is of old date, and if that causes any difficulty to send a courier in haste to get it… Read more
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image of Postcard signed, in French with translation, to 'Madame', (Henri Philippe Benoni, 1856-1951, Marshal of France, generally known as Philippe Pétain)

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saying that her "sympathy for my country, so spontaneously and kindly expressed has touched me deeply", and thanking her, 1 side card, 4" x 5½", Sector 5, 27th December remains of laying down on verso During the first half of 1916 Pétain won great laurels by successfully holding the fortress town of Verdun against the Germans, led by… Read more
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image of LS, in French with translation, as Minister for War, to Citizen Desvaux, (Lazare Nicolas Marguerite, 1753-1823, French Military Engineer and   Minister for War, the 'Organizer of Victory' in 1794)

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saying that on 25th May 1800 he "gave order to Citizen Renard to deliver at Troyes ... 5795 Shirts ... for the foreign prisoners of war", which by 13th July had still not arrived, he reminds Desvaux that "the 18th Military Division forms part of those you have to support as deputy to Citizen Renard" and that supplying the… Read more
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