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Fayolle, Marie Émile
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Fayolle, Marie Émile

(May 14, 1852, Le Puy – August 27, 1928, Paris), French general. Fayolle became commander of the French Sixth Army during the battle of the Somme in 1916, an engagement in which his new command particularly distinguished itself. At the end of 1917 he took command of five British and six French divisions earmarked to stabilize the Italian Front after the Italian defeat at Caporetto (Karfreit). His final great test during the war was as commander of the French military reserve br…

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Krumeich, Gerd, “Fayolle, Marie Émile”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 06 February 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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