Foreign News: Painleve vs. Clemenceau

M. Paul Painlevé, Premier of France for a brief period in 1917, has sought to put an end to the ex post facto argument between him and ex-Premier Clémenceau, as to which of them appointed Marshals Foch and Pétain to commands during the War. He published a new book entitled How I Appointed Foch and Pétain.

The argument centers around the discovery of General Foch, who was at that time in temporary retirement. Clémenceau claimed the honor of appointing him as Chief of the French General Staff in 1917, but M. Painlevé asserts in...

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