Question by  StacyDeLoe (27)

What was France's role in WWI?


Answer by  turkishtowel (455)

France was invaded and occupied by Germany in 1939. Much of France became battle ground as the Allied forces invaded France's west coast and drove east towards the Third Reich.


Answer by  bigkevin (111)

France was a member of the Allies during WWI. The Allies consisted of France, Great Britain, Russia and later the United States. Germany invaded France and most of WWI's key land battles took place on French soil. In addition to fighting Germany, France also fought against Italy on their common border.


Answer by  indomintable (8)

France was one of the primary belligerents in World War I, immediately jumping to the defense of Serbia after Germany and Austria declared war.


Answer by  Michele13 (1188)

During the First World War,or the Great War as it was called at the time,France was the largest Allied power and had the biggest army.After early defeats,the French and British prevented the German army from reaching Paris,in part by digging trenches.Ferdinand Foch of France was the Supreme Allied commander.After American forces arrived,France,Britain and the U.S. defeated Germany on November 11,1918.


Answer by  HelpfulAndy (1107)

France played an integral role in WWI. They were on the site of the Allies and many battles were fought on French soil.


Answer by  Vogin (108)

France serves as the "Western front", meaning it was one of the key places where the WWI raged, like the famous battle in Verdun.

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