The Generals of WWII

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Portrait of General Georges-Maurice-Jean Blanchard

Blanchard, Georges-Maurice-Jean

General

* 9th of December 1877

† 22nd of November 1954

Promotions

1922-03-24 Lieutenant-Colonel
1925-12-25 Colonel
1929-08-30 Brigadier-General
1932-12-27 Major-General
1935-05-17 Lieutenant-General
1938-02-11 General

Service

1920-01-25 1922-10-07 Staff Officer, 3rd Bureau, General Staff
1922-10-07 1924-11-24 At disposal of General Guillaumat as Member of the Supreme War Council
1924-11-24 1925-02-21 Staff Officer, Army of the Rhine [Germany]
1925-02-21 1925-11-09 At disposal of General Guillaumat as Member of the Supreme War Council
1925-11-09 1925-12-25 Attached to 181st Artillery Regiment
1925-11-XX 1927-11-25 Commanding Officer 181st Artillery Regiment
1927-11-25 1930-05-12 Deputy Chief of Staff, Army of the Rhine [Germany]
1930-05-12 1932-12-27 Chief of Staff to General Guillaumat as Member of the Supreme War Council
1932-12-27 1935-05-17 General Officer Commanding Artillery, 2nd Military region
1935-05-17 1938-02-11 General Officer Commanding 7th Military Region
1938-02-11 1939-09-02 Member of the Supreme War Council
1938-02-11 1939-09-02 Director of Centre des Hautes √Čtudes Militaires
1938-02-11 1939-09-02 Inspector-General of Centres of Higher Military Education
1939-09-02 1940-05-26 General Officer Commanding 1st Army
1940-05-26 1940-07-06 Commander in Chief 1st Army Group
1940-07-06 1940-08-29 Inspector of 9th & 12th Military Regions
1940-08-29 Retired
Picture source: Courtesy of Paul Godley