- Jo·seph Jacques Cé·saire [zhaw-zef zhahk sey-zer] /ʒɔˈzɛf ʒɑk seɪˈzɛr/, 1852–1931, French general in World War I.
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These General Joffre attended to without the loss of an instant.
(p. 078) It was to this second decision that General Joffre came.
To Joffre France comes first and the rest nowhere—every time: that is natural.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2
Since Joffre has become famous, of course much is known about him.
As might be expected, France is full of the sayings of Joffre.
- Joseph Jacques Césaire (ʒozɛf ʒak sezɛr). 1852–1931, French marshal. He commanded the French army (1914–16) and was largely responsible for the Allies' victory at the Marne (1914), which halted the German advance on Paris
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