brigadier general

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a general officer ranking below a major general

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Born in Lorraine (1866); as young army officer he saw considerable colonial service; took part in Marchand's epic expedition to the Nile at Fashoda (Kodok) (1898); saw service in Morocco under Lyautey (1908-1914); returned to France and was promoted general of brigade (1914); at the outset of World War I, he won distinction at Charleroi (August 21-22); promoted to general of division (1915); commanded the 5th Division in Gen.
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