| images by john ecker, pantheon photography

Marechal Foch Tomb, Paris, France, photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography

FERDINAND FOCH TOMB, PARIS, FRANCE: This is the tomb for Ferdinand Foch.  He died on March 20, 1929, and was interred
in Les Invalides,  in Paris, near the tomb of Napoleon.  Foch is considered to be one of France’s greatest military minds.  (He must have been smart; they even named a variety of wine grape after him!)   Foch rose quickly through the ranks during World War I and was appointed Supreme Commander of the Allied Armies on March 26, 1918 with the title of ‘Generalissime’ (supreme General).   Foch believed that the Treaty of Versailles a “treason” because only the permanent occupation of the Rhineland would prevent future German aggression. As the treaty was being signed Foch reportedly said: “This is not peace. It is an armistice for 20 years.” His words were prophetic.  World War II started just twenty years and sixty five days later.  The tomb is located one level above that of Napoleon.

Shot handheld with a Nikon D40X, with a Nikkor 70-300mm lens at 127mm, f5.3, 1/15th sec., ISO 800.  Image by John Ecker   |    pantheon photography

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One response

  1. Andy

    Very nice! Two weeks in Paris and I still didn’t go to Invalides. Next time.

    June 29, 2011 at 7:14 am

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