Maxime Weygand
Historical Figure
Nationality: France (born in Belgium)
Date of Birth: 1867
Date of Death: 1965
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Soldier
Parents: Unknown, rumored to be the illegitimate son of Belgian royalty
Military Branch: French Army (World War I, World War II)
Turtledove Appearances:
The War That Came Early
POD: July 20, 1936;
Relevant POD: September 29, 1938
Appearance(s): Coup d'Etat
Type of Appearance: Direct
Maxime Weygand (21 January 1867 - 28 January 1965) was a career officer in the French Army from 1887 through 1935. He came out of retirement when World War II began in 1939; his principal contribution to that conflict was as the second and final Allied field commander during the disastrous Battle of France in May and June of 1940. After his army was defeated in the field, Weygand sought an armistice agreement with Germany. When Germany occupied France, he collaborated with the Vichy regime. He retired from the French Army for a second and final time in 1942. He was arrested for treason when the French government reasserted itself in 1944, but was cleared of all charges in 1948. He lived out the remainder of his life in Paris and died on 28 January 1965 at the age of 98.

Maxime Weygand in The War That Came EarlyEdit

Maxime Weygand commanded French forces in the USSR during the second phase of the Second World War.[1]