Gamelin's replacement?

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Gamelin's replacement?

Postby OldBill » 13 Jan 2018 06:15

What other officers (besides Weygand) were considered to replace Gamelin?

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Re: Gamelin's replacement?

Postby Loïc » 14 Jan 2018 16:57

Logically Georges and Billotte were mentionned it seems, according to some sources very few names emerged, only these three and quiclky decided in favour of Weygand...

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Re: Gamelin's replacement?

Postby OldBill » 15 Jan 2018 00:57

So if Weygand's plane crashed on the way home, it would (possibly) have gone to Georges or Billotte. What about Darlan? I'm sorry if these seem such elementary questions, I recently finished reading "Dunkirk: Retreat to Victory" and it got me to thinking about the possibilities of a different leader than Weygand.

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Re: Gamelin's replacement?

Postby Loïc » 15 Jan 2018 01:10

Darlan...no way...he is only a sailor this mister admiral of the fleet

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Re: Gamelin's replacement?

Postby OldBill » 15 Jan 2018 04:32

Thanks Loic. As ever, your a wealth of information here on the French side of things! I appreciate your continued involvement, and that of Takata, David and others. It helps make AHF a decent site worth visiting and participating in.


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