Les Vainqueurs Comment La France a Gagné La Grande Guerre
July 14, 1919. The most impressive military parade that ever existed consecrated the victorious French army. A few days after the signing of the peace, June 28, the ceremony is both a tribute to the 1,400,000 men in four years and a celebration of victory, that of France. The French army played a vital role in the victory over Germany during the First World War. If it was still the main army of the Allies - on the Marne in 1914 or Verdun in 1916 - it was during the gigantic battles of 1918 that it was the largest, the most modern and, from German collapse, the most powerful in the world thanks to a war industry as imaginative as it is powerful. Arsenal of nations and major force of the Allies unjustly forgotten Anglo-Saxon and French historiography, France 1918 is however the equivalent of what will be the United States in 1944 on the Western Front. Thanks to his original approach to the Great War, Michel Goya portrays this French army from the preparation of the battles of the spring of 1918 until the Versailles peace treaty and the demobilization. It sheds light on how this army has transformed itself to ultimate victory and looks back at the process that brought it from glory to decline in the years that followed. A vibrant tribute to the French soldiers, great victors of the First World War.