Ninth Army (France)
The Ninth Army was a Field army of the French Army
French Army
The French Army, officially the Armée de Terre , is the land-based and largest component of the French Armed Forces.As of 2010, the army employs 123,100 regulars, 18,350 part-time reservists and 7,700 Legionnaires. All soldiers are professionals, following the suspension of conscription, voted in...

 during World War I
World War I
World War I , which was predominantly called the World War or the Great War from its occurrence until 1939, and the First World War or World War I thereafter, was a major war centred in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918...

 and World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

. It initially was the only part of the French army that faced the Germans directly as they came unexpectedley through the Ardennes during the early stages of the Fall of France.

World War I

  • General Ferdinand Foch
    Ferdinand Foch
    Ferdinand Foch , GCB, OM, DSO was a French soldier, war hero, military theorist, and writer credited with possessing "the most original and subtle mind in the French army" in the early 20th century. He served as general in the French army during World War I and was made Marshal of France in its...

     (29 August 1914 - 5 October 1914)
  • General Antoine de Mitry (6 July 1918 - 7 August 1918)

World War II

  • General André Corap
    André Corap
    André Georges Corap was a General in the French Army who fought in World War II. He commanded the 9th Army during the battle of France in 1940....

     (2 September 1939 – 19 May 1940)
  • General Henri Giraud
    Henri Giraud
    Henri Honoré Giraud was a French general who fought in World War I and World War II. Captured in both wars, he escaped each time....

    (19 May 1940)
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