Gamelin, Maurice-Gustave

(1872-1958)
   military figure
   The commander of the Allied forces at the beginning of world war II, Maurice Gamelin was born in Paris and educated at saint-cyr. From 1902 to 1911, he served on the staff of General joseph joffre and, during world war I, rose to the rank of brigadier general. He was later (1925-27) sent to the Middle East, where he suppressed a Druze revolt in Syria. Named chief of the general staff in 1931 Gamelin directed the extension of the Maginot Line and, in 1935, became inspector general of the army and vice president of the War Council. Commander in chief of Allied forces in September 1939, at the start of World War II, he was replaced in May 1940, when German forces broke through on the western front. In 1942, he was charged by the vichy government with responsibility for France's entry into the war and interned first at Portalet and later (1943) deported to Germany. He was released and repatriated in 1945. His memoirs were published after the war under the title Servir (1946-47).

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  • Gamelin, Maurice (-Gustave) — born Sept. 20, 1872, Paris, France died April 18, 1958, Paris French army commander. He entered the army in 1893 and rose to division command in World War I and army chief of staff in 1931. He supported the defensive strategy based on the Maginot …   Universalium

  • Gamelin, Maurice (-Gustave) — (20 sep. 1872, París, Francia–18 abr. 1958, París). Comandante del ejército francés. Ingresó al ejército en 1893 y ascendió a comandante de división en la primera guerra mundial y a jefe del estado mayor del ejército en 1931. Apoyó la estrategia… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Gamelin, General Maurice Gustave — 1872–1958    A military bureaucrat rather than a soldier, Gamelin had made his name as Head of the Operations Section of the French General Headquarters during World War I. An interwar Commander in Chief, he was Commander of Land Forces in 1940,… …   Who’s Who in World War Two

  • Maurice Gamelin — Maurice Gustave Gamelin (20 de septiembre de 1872 18 de abril de 1958), general francés Comandante del Ejército de su país durante la Drôle de guerre de 1939 1940 en el marco de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Durante la Francia de Vichy fue arrestado …   Wikipedia Español

  • Gustave — /gus tahv/; Fr. /gyuus tannv /, n. a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning staff of God. * * * (as used in expressions) Beauregard Pierre Gustave Toutant Caillebotte Gustave Courbet Gustave Doré Gustave Paul Flaubert Gustave Gamelin… …   Universalium

  • Maurice — /mawr is, mor , maw rees /; for 3 also Fr. /maw rddees /, n. 1. German, Moritz. 1521 53, German general: elector of Saxony 1547 53. 2. of Nassau, 1567 1625, Dutch statesman. 3. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Barrès Auguste… …   Universalium

  • Gustave — (as used in expressions) Beauregard, P(ierre) G(ustave) T(outant) Caillebotte, Gustave Courbet, Gustave Doré, Gustave (Paul) Flaubert, Gustave Gamelin, Maurice (Gustave) Le Bon, Gustave Moreau, Gustave …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Maurice — (as used in expressions) Barrès, (Auguste) Maurice Baudot, (Jean Maurice) Émile Béjart, Maurice Maurice Jean Berger Chevalier, Maurice Dirac, P(aul) A(drien) M(aurice) Edelman, Gerald Maurice Evans, Maurice (Herbert) Ewing, (William) Maurice… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Maurice Gamelin — Maurice Gustave Gamelin Gamelin (rechts) neben …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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