Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Honored Allies Wednesday: Jean de Lattre de Tassigny (France)


"Young leading division commander. In the midst of the hard fights from 14 May to 4 June 1940, was by his valor as much as by the wisdom of his dispositions, one of the main elements of the recovery of the entire army of the Aisne. Rethel, where six times it rejected the enemy in the Aisne, will be inscribed on the flags and standards of the 14th division as a name of glory and victory. — Journal Officiel de l'État français, 15 January 1941" from his Grand Officer of the National Order of the Legion of Honor announcement.

He would also receive the War Order of Virtuti Militari for his actions in the Western Campaign. 

Another honored ally,

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