Marshal Ferdinand Foch was a French soldier, military theorist, and the Allied Généralissime during the WWI, appointed “Commander-in-Chief (Généralissime) of the Allied Armies” in the spring of 1918.
Foch played a decisive role in halting a renewed German advance on Paris in the Second Battle of the Marne, after which he was promoted to Marshal of France.
“To a large extent the final Allied strategy which won the war on land in Western Europe in 1918 was Foch’s alone”, Addington said.
After the Treaty of Versailles, Marshal Ferdinand Foch said something remarkable: “This is not a peace. It is an armistice for twenty years”. Well, 20 years and 65 days later, WW2 broke out!