French - Request for Identification

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by Matteus » 20 Jul 2009 01:24

hi!

you are right, Duchamp, he was a Général de division (??)

but (sorry my french is more than rusty):
Général de division est, dans l'armée française, un grade militaire d'officier général, supérieur à général de brigade. Il constitue de droit le sommet des grades militaires. Néanmoins, depuis un décret du 6 juin 1939[1],[2] des généraux de division peuvent prendre « rang et appellation » de général de corps d'armée ou de général d'armée, avec des responsabilités et des privilèges supérieurs.
as far as i understood this, a Général de division is allowed to "have the rights" of an général de corps d'armée/ général d'armée (and thus the 4th star?).

http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A9n%C ... e_division

as i said this is only my personal interpretation of things and i might be completely wrong, maybe a native speaker will help us?

anyway good that you posted this.

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Matteus

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by ttvon » 13 Nov 2009 02:33

Hi,
Who is the man with Charles De Gaulle in ww2?
With The French On The Road Back To France Via Italy

Source:LIFE
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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 13 Nov 2009 14:16

The general with de Gaulle is general Joseph-Jean Goislard de Monsabert. See photo at:
http://www.generals.dk/general/Goislard ... rance.html
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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by ttvon » 13 Nov 2009 16:51

Thank you very much!

Another Unknown general
Who is the general with Charles De Gaulle?
With The French On The Road Back To France Via Italy

Source:LIFE

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 13 Nov 2009 18:15

That is Alphonse-Pierre Juin. See photo at: http://www.generals.dk/general/Juin/Alp ... rance.html (I will have to get a better one)

Btw. the civilian man between Goislard de Monsabert and de Gaulle is André Diethelm at the time National Commissioner for War.
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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by ttvon » 14 Nov 2009 01:37

Thank you very much!

Another Unknown general
Who is the general?
With The French On The Road Back To France Via Italy

Source:LIFE

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by Steen Ammentorp » 17 Nov 2009 13:03

It is general Diego Brosset. See photo at: http://promotionbrosset.org/parrain.htm
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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by Duchamp » 25 Sep 2010 12:39

I have two french generals to identify. The first one it's an airforce general. The second one I think it's general Marie Pierre Kœnig but I need confirmation.
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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » 25 Sep 2010 22:13

Hello Duchamp,
For the first one (airforce General) I think it's Général d'Aviation François d'Astier de la Vigerie.
For the second one I have a doubt, but I think also that it is Marie-Pierre Koenig better known in France as Pierre Koenig.
Kindly regards from Belgium and apoliges for my poor english
Prosper :wink:

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by ttvon » 26 Sep 2010 06:27

Hi,
How to spell “Général d'Aviation François d'Astier de la Vigerie” in English?

The man in left of the first pic is US general Carl Andrew Spaatz.
I think it's general Marie Pierre Kœnig in the second pic.

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by Prosper Vandenbroucke » 26 Sep 2010 09:19

ttvon wrote:Hi,
How to spell “Général d'Aviation François d'Astier de la Vigerie” in English?

The man in left of the first pic is US general Carl Andrew Spaatz.
I think it's general Marie Pierre Kœnig in the second pic.

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Free French Air Force general François d'Astier de la Vigerie.
Free French Air Force = Forces Françaises Aériennes Libres = F.A.F.L.
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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by Duchamp » 26 Sep 2010 14:21

Thank you very much, I think you are right

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by ttvon » 27 Sep 2010 05:31

But what is the military rank of François d'Astier de la Vigerie?

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by ttvon » 16 Dec 2010 09:58

Hi,
Who is the Major General in Paris in 4 1945?
That day is 'Victory in Europe Day'.

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Re: French - Request for Identification

Post by Matteus » 03 May 2011 00:22

Hello all,

found a pic of "General Durand" and would like to know who he is?

http://generals.dk/general/Durand/Mauri ... rance.html
or
http://generals.dk/general/Durand/Pierr ... rance.html

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source: http://www.audiovis.nac.gov.pl/haslo/436:32/
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