The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of Lieutenant-General Marie-Jules-Victor-Léon François

François, Marie-Jules-Victor-Léon


* 9th of April 1879

† 8th of February 1962


1932-03-18 Brigadier-General
1935-05-29 Major-General
1936-12-01 Lieutenant-General


1926-XX-XX 1928-XX-XX Chief of Staff, XIX Corps [Algeria]
Commanding Officer 5th African Regiment
1931-08-27 1933-12-25 Deputy Commandant of Marakech
1933-12-25 1934-10-15 Commanding Officer 1st Algerian Brigade
1934-12-13 1936-12-01 Director of Infantry, Ministry of War
1936-12-01 1939-09-02 Assistant Resident-General Morocco
1936-12-01 1940-09-12 General Officer Commander in Chief Morocco
1940-08-20 Retired
1946-11-15 Condemned to five years in prison
1948-01-12 Pardoned
Picture source: Courtesy of Laurent Chauvet