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Weygand, Maxime

Date of birth:
January 21st, 1867 (Brussels, Belgium)
Date of death:
January 28th, 1965 (Paris, France)
Nationality:
French (1870-present, Republic)

Biography

June 16 - July 11, 1940: Minister of National Defense
1940 - 1942: General Delegate of the Vichy Regime in French North Africa

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Rank:
Lieutenant-colonel
Awarded on:
July 10th, 1913
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Colonel
Awarded on:
December 10th, 1914
Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Colonel
Awarded on:
March 19th, 1915
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Général de Division
Awarded on:
December 28th, 1918
Commandeur de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Period:
Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)
Rank:
Général de Division
Awarded on:
August 25th, 1919
Order Virtuti Militari Commander
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Général de Division
Awarded on:
1919
"For exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States, during World War I. As Chief of Staff to Marshal Foch, General Weygand rendered invaluable service to the American Expeditionary Forces and to the cause in which the United States has been engaged."

War Department, General Orders No. 17
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Rank:
Major général
Awarded on:
September 1st, 1920
Grand Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
December 6th, 1924
Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'Honneur
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
April 29th, 1925
Vapaudenristin 1.luokka rintatähtineen (VR 1 rt)
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1930
Médaille Militaire
Rank:
General
Awarded on:
1939
Kungliga Svärdsorden - Grand Cross
Period:
First World War (1914-1918)

With 3 palms.
Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

With 2 palms.
Croix de Guerre (1939-1945)
Period:
Polish-Soviet War (1919-1921)

With 1 palm.
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
General
l' Ordre de la Francisque Gallique (Vichy)

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