U.S. Army Signal Corps
Wars and Conflicts:
World War I
H x W: 12 in. / 20 in.
The Army and Navy Club Library Trust Fund
This photograph shows the ceremony at Metz, when President Raymond Nicolas Landry Poincaré of France conferred the baton of Marshal on General Philippe Pétain of the French Army. The ceremony was attended by a memorable gathering of Allied leaders, including General Pershing. Those who aligned themselves behind the new Marshal for the ceremony, from left to right: Marshall Joffre and Marshal Foch, French Army; Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, British Expeditionary Forces; General John J. Pershing, American Expeditionary Forces; General Gillain Chief of State, Belgian Army, and General Haller, Polish Army. Behind Marshal Foch is his Chief of Staff, General Weygand, U.S. Army.