Roques, Pierre Auguste
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Roques, Pierre Auguste

(December 20, 1856, Marseillan [département Hérault] – February 26, 1920, Saint-Cloud [near Paris]), French general (minister of war). Roques first made his reputation during his service in the French colonial army in the 1890s as General Gallieni closest subordinate in the pacification and development of Madagascar, where he was responsible for the creation of a technical infrastructure. General of a division and responsible in the war ministry for technical troops from 1909…

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Krumeich, Gerd, “Roques, Pierre Auguste”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 July 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0509>
First published online: 2015



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