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Description: FERDINAND FOCH
(1851 - 1929) French Marshall of World War I who twice checked the German advance on Calais and was active at the Marne and the Somme. Superb and large I.S.P. 14" x 18" sepia bust portrait of the victorious general soon after the close of the First World War. Inscribed and signed during his 1921 on his return to France after trip to the United States to attend the dedication of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City. He inscribes it: "A la Légion Américaine Jackson, en souvenir de mon passage. 7 Nov. 21 F. Foch". Vertical tear at top center affects Foch's image, light soiling and marginal wear, else very good condition.

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March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT

Stamford, CT, US

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