Books: Dieu Est Mon Droit

FOCH—Capt. B. H. Liddell Hart—Lit-tle, Brown ($4).†

Vieux soldat, vieil imbecile—so say the French, but not of Foch. Though an oldish soldier (62) when the War began, he became before its close France's symbol and stimulant of undefeat. "The Man of Orleans," as Biographer Hart subtitles him, filled the role of national redeemer when the Kaiser was Satan and when, for a four-year wink of the Divine eye, God was French.

When on May n, 1871, Ferdinand Foch, a young student at the Jesuit College of St. Clement's at Metz, heard the classroom windows rattle...

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