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Weygand, Maxime
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Weygand, Maxime

( January 21, 1867, Brussels – January 28, 1965, Paris), French general. Weygand’s military career began when he joined the 4th Regiment of Dragoons at Chambéry in 1888. After 1900 he was stationed in Lunéville, where he proved to be one of the most capable officers. In 1902 Weygand became a training officer at the Military School of Saumur. By 1912 he had attained the rank of lieutenant colonel, and as an officer of very promising talent he joined the inner circle of commander in …

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Krumeich, Gerd, “Weygand, Maxime”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2015

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