Date Published: 1930
Binding: No binding
Autographed Signed Letter from Philippe Roy to Marshall Joffre. Four pages. 8vo Dated Legation du Canada en France. 15th January 1930 addressed to Mr. McIntrye. A long letter concerning the death of Marshall Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, a French General during WW1. Roy recounts his friendship and war experiences with him. Philippe Roy was born in Quebec; practiced medicine in Edmonton. Managing Director of Le courrier de l’ouest. Interested in immigration work. In the senate 1906-1911. There was no Canadian ambassador to France. Roy was Commissioner General 1911-28 and then served as the First Canadian Minister in France 1928-1938. Made honorary citizen of Paris. Morgan, Canadian men and women of the time, 1912 and Canada’s who’s who, 1948
Marshal Joseph Jacques Césaire Joffre, was a French general during World War I. He is most known for regrouping the retreating allied armies to defeat the Germans at the strategically decisive First Battle of the Marne in 1914. His popularity led to his nickname Papa Joffre.