Castelnau, Noël Marie Joseph Édouard,Vicomte de Curières de
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Castelnau, Noël Marie Joseph Édouard,

Vicomte de Curières de

(December 24, 1851, Saint-Affrique, départe-ment Aveyron – March 19, 1944, Montastruc-la-Conseillère, département Haute-Garonne), French general. After taking part in the Franco-German War of 1870–1871 and studying at the École Supérieure de Guerre, Castelnau joined the French General Staff, where he became one of the leading figures behind the development of the offensive 1914 mobilization plan known as Plan VXII. Castelnau was a member of the…

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Krumeich, Gerd, “Castelnau, Noël Marie Joseph Édouard,Vicomte de Curières de”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2015

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