Joseph Joffre

French general who served as Commander-in-Chief of French forces on the Western Front from the start of World War I
I don't know who won the Battle of the Marne. But if it had been lost, I know who would have lost it.

Marshal Joseph Joffre, G.C.B., O.M. (French pronunciation: ​[ʒɔsɛf ʒɔfʁ]; 12 January 18523 January 1931), was a French general during World War I. He is most known for regrouping the retreating allied armies to defeat the Germans at the strategically decisive First Battle of the Marne in 1914.

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  • I don't know who won the Battle of the Marne. But if it had been lost, I know who would have lost it.
    • As quoted in The Campaign of the Marne (1935) by Sewell Tyng, p. 350.

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