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Nivelle, Georges Robert
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Nivelle, Georges Robert

(October 15, 1856, Tulle – March 23, 1924, Paris), French general and chief of the General Staff. A graduate of the École Polytechnique, Nivelle was an artilleryman. When war broke out in 1914, he was a 58-year-old colonel. Nivelle proved his military skill in the first weeks of the war, for the artillery tactics he had employed in the Battles of the Marne were new and successful. His career took a sharp upturn when he was made a brigadier general in October 1914 and in Febr…

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Becker, Jean-Jacques, “Nivelle, Georges Robert”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 04 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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