André Georges Corap
|Born||15 January 1878|
Pont Audemer, Normandy
|Died||15 August 1953(aged 75)|
|Years of service||1898-1940|
|Commands held||Ninth Army (France)|
|Battles/wars||World War I|
World War II
*Battle of France
|Awards||Commander of the Légion d'honneur|
Corap was born in Pont Audemer, Normandy. His father was a tailor.
In 1898 he graduated from École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr and joined the French Army. He commanded colonial troops in Algeria and Morocco. In 1905, he was admitted to the Collège interarmées de défense.
First World WarEdit
Corap was promoted to Brigadier General in 1929 and Major General in 1933. He was promoted to Lieutenant General in 1935 and given command of 2nd Military Division in 1937.
World War IIEdit
In 1939, at the outbreak of war, he was given command of the 9th Army. The 9th Army was placed to cover the Ardennes during the German Blitzkrieg in 1940. Corap was held responsible for the German breakthrough by the French high command and relieved from his post on 19 May 1940. He was retired into the reserves on 1 July 1940.
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- who's who in 20th century warfare
- page from generals.dk
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