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People of World War I

Postcard of French General Franchet d'Esperey photographed by Pierre Petit.
Text: Franchet d'Esperey; Credit: Photo Pierre Petit; Ao6 Logo: LVG

Postcard of French General Franchet d'Esperey photographed by Pierre Petit.

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Franchet d'Esperey



Credit: Photo Pierre Petit



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We include here some of the more prominent people from World War I - political and military figures, combatants, fighter pilots, and others - and their role or roles in the war. Many were authors - with or without a ghostwriter - or became one, and fueled the postwar market in memoirs.

The national affiliations are those of the individual's primary country. They do not reflect the postwar nations (such as Czechoslovakia) or redrawn borders.