DE LA CONDUITE DE LA GUERRE. LA MANOEUVRE POUR LA BATAILLE. Marshal Ferdinand FOCH, Marechal F. FOCH.

DE LA CONDUITE DE LA GUERRE. LA MANOEUVRE POUR LA BATAILLE

Nancy - Paris - Strasbourg: Berger-Levrault, 1919. Fifth Edition. Hardcover. Original wraps bound into cloth at an early date. Illustrated with thirteen maps and charts. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Below Foch's signature is this handwritten SIGNED statement: "This volume was signed as a [?] by/Ferdinand Foch, Marichal de France, at/Columbia University, 19 Nov. 1921, immediately/after receiving the degree of Doctor of Laws,/for which degree, I, as Chairman of the/Bd. of Trustees had proposed him./Wm. Barclay Parsons." Parsons, an engineer who designed the Cape Cod Canal, was also Chief Engineer of the New York Rapid Transit Commission, and as such responsible for the construction of the New York Subway system. Foch served as general in the French Army during World War I and was made Marshal of France in its final year, 1918. Shortly after the start of the Spring Offensive, Germany's final attempt to win the war, Foch was chosen as Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies, a position that he held until 11 November 1918, when he accepted the German Surrender. Parson's bookplate on the front pastedown. Aging of cheap paper, but otherwise close to Fine. Item #014369

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