On this day in 1918 Foch was made Commander of Allied Armies.
Who knew? That infallible source:
Ferdinand Foch (French: [fɔʃ]; 2 October 1851 – 20 March 1929) was a French general and military theorist who served as the Supreme Allied Commander during the First World War. An aggressive, even reckless commander at the First Marne, Flanders, and Artois campaigns of 1914–1916, Foch became the Allied Commander-in-Chief in late March 1918 in the face of the all-out German spring offensive, which pushed the Allies back using fresh soldiers and new tactics that trenches could not contain. He successfully coordinated the French, British and American efforts into a coherent whole, deftly handling his strategic reserves. He stopped the German offensive and launched a war-winning counterattack. In November 1918, Marshal Foch accepted the German cessation of hostilities and was present at the armistice of 11 November 1918.
- Burr’s “Fall In”
- Coates’s “Palace de la Concorde” (RTWT)
I am going to spend exactly five minutes wandering around my
crappy old poetry books and books about authors looking for Burr. … Making progress. Twentieth Century Authors: A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Literature (1942) has pointed me to Anna Robeson Brown Burr.
It is most likely she, but I can’t find the poem (?) “Fall In.” That title is not among her novels’ titles.
And time’s up.
Stay well and keep reading!