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Anthoine, Francois Paul

Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1944 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: General

1860 – Francois Paul Anthoine was born.

1917 – At Passchendaele, also known as the Third Battle of Ypres, Anthoine and the French First Army were set the task of guarding the BEF’s northern flank from enemy attack across the Yser Canal. Herbert Plumer’s Second Army was given the parallel task of Anthoine, guarding the BEF’s southern flank.

1918 – Anthoine was fired, although some say he was a scape goat, along with Henri-Philippe Petain after poor British and French troop handling allowed German gains that hampered Allied victory in the Third Battle of the Aisne.

1944 – After this disgracement, François Anthoine died.