Henri Pétain becomes chief of French staff (25 words)

Historical Context Note

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Context

Known as a hero for his achievements at Verdun. He was an effective discipliarian and military leader, and was appointed to the highest military offices.

Citation:
Editors. "Henri Pétain becomes chief of French staff". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 March 2010
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=12467, accessed 10 December 2016.]