Maxime Weygand

Maxime Weygand

Birth
Brussels, Arrondissement Brussel-Hoofdstad, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Death 28 Jan 1965 (aged 98)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Morlaix, Departement du Finistère, Bretagne, France
Memorial ID 46533491 · View Source
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French Army General. A career army officer, he served from 1914 to 1923 as chief of staff to Marshal Foch. In 1920 Weygand directed the defense of Warsaw against the Soviet army and turned the tide of the Russo-Polish War in favor of Poland. He subsequently served France as high commissioner in Syria from 1923 to 1924, chief of the general staff, and commander in the Middle East from 1939 to 1940. In May of 1940, Weygand replaced General Gamelin as supreme Allied commander, but could not avert the fall of France. After the Franco-German armistice in June of 1940, Weygand served in the Vichy government as minister of defense, delegate general to French Africa, and governor general of Algeria. Dismissed in 1941 as delegate general and arrested in 1942 as a hostage for General Henri Giraud who had gone over to the Allies, Weygand was held by the Germans until 1945. After his return to France he was accused of collaboration with Germany, but was exonerated in 1948.

Bio by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye


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  • Originally Created by: Mr. Badger Hawkeye
  • Added: 10 Jan 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 46533491
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maxime Weygand (21 Jan 1867–28 Jan 1965), Find a Grave Memorial no. 46533491, citing Cimetiere St-Charles, Morlaix, Departement du Finistère, Bretagne, France ; Maintained by Find A Grave .