Primary Documents - Ferdinand Foch's Telegram to Allied Commanders-in-Chief, 9 November 1918
Reproduced below is the text of a brief telegram issued by the Allied Supreme Commander, Ferdinand Foch, to the Commanders-in-Chief of the Allied Armies.
Ferdinand Foch's Telegram to Allied Commanders-in-Chief, 9 November 1918
The enemy, disorganized by our repeated attacks, retreats along the entire front.
It is important to coordinate and expedite our movements.
I appeal to the energy and the initiative of the Commanders-in-Chief and of their armies to make decisive the results obtained.
Source: Source Records of the Great War, Vol. VI, ed. Charles F. Horne, National Alumni 1923
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