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Paul Legentilhomme

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Paul Louis Legentilhomme (March 26, 1884 – May 23, 1975) was an officer in the French Army during World War I and World War II. After the fall of France in 1940, he joined the forces of the Free French. Legentilhomme was a recipient of the "Order of the Liberation" (Compagnon de la Libération). Early life Legentilhomme was born on March 26, 1884, in Valognes, Manche. History He was a cadet at the École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr 1905 to 1907 (promotion "la Dernière du vieux Bahut"). Promoted to Sub-Lieutenant in 1907. Promoted to Lieutenant in 1909. In 1914 his unit took part in the battle of Neufchâteau in Belgium, on August 22, and was captured by the Germans. He spent 1914 to 1918 in German captivity. In 1918 he was promoted to Captain. He was promoted to Major in 1924. From 1926 to 1928 he was Chief of Staff in Madagascar. In 1929 he was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel From 1929 to 1931 he was Chief of Staff 3rd Colonial Division. In 1934 he was promot
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