Register of the Edouard Jean Réquin papers

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Title: Edouard Jean Réquin papers
Date (inclusive): 1915-1940
Collection Number: XX294
Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Library and Archives
Language of Material: In French
Physical Description: 4 manuscript boxes (1.6 Linear Feet)
Abstract: Correspondence, military orders, memoranda, and writings, relating to Allied military operations in World War I, particularly Franco-American military cooperation; to proposals for a treaty of mutual assistance under auspices of the League of Nations, 1922-1923; and to operations of the French 4e Armee, 1940 May-June
Creator: Réquin, Edouard, 1879-1953


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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Edouard Jean Réquin Papers, [Box no., Folder no. or title], Hoover Institution Library & Archives.

Biographical Note

1879 Born
1900-1911 Member of expedition to North Africa
1916-1918 Member, General Staff of Marshals Joffre and Foch
1917-1918 Member, French Military Delegation to Washington
1919 Technical Counsellor at Versailles Peace Conference
  Author, La Course de l'Amérique à la Victoire
1924 Author, Projet de Traité d'Assistance Mutuelle
1930 French Military Representative at the League of Nations
1930-1932 Chief of Cabinet of Ministry of War
1938 Member, Supreme Council of War
1939-1940 Commander, 4th French Army
1941 Retired
1945 President, Société de la Légion d'Honneur
1946 Author, Archinard et le Soudan
  Author, Combats pour l'Honneur
  "Président des anciens officiers de liaison près l'armée américaine"
1949 Author, D'une guerre à l'autre 1919-1939. Souvenirs
1953 Died

Subjects and Indexing Terms

World War, 1914-1918 -- United States
World War, 1914-1918 -- France
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces
France. Armée
League of Nations
France. Armée. Armée, 4e


Correspondence 1918

Scope and Contents note

Arranged alphabetically by name of correspondent.
box 1

Gompers, Samuel 1918


Harbord, General 1918


Speeches and Writings 1918-1940

Scope and Contents note

Typewritten manuscripts of writings arranged alphabetically by title.
box 1

"La IVe Armée en Lorraine. Attaque allemande des 12-13 et 14 mai 1940" (The 4th Army in Lorraine. German attack of May 12-13 and 14, 1940) 1940.

General Physical Description note: One typewritten copy of a personal account

La Course de l'Amérique à la Victoire (America's Race to Victory) 1919


Text. One typewritten copy


Related material, including correspondence with Mr. Baker, U.S. Secretary of War; Mr. Churchill, Director of Military Intelligence; Marshal Foch, Commander in Chief of the Allied Armies; the French Ministry of War; a preface by General March, U.S. Army Chief of Staff


Statement on the military accomplishments of France and her allies during World War I, to be included in the third edition of the Handbook of the War prepared by the National Security League 1918.

General Physical Description note: One typewritten copy, including correspondence with the National Security League
box 2

Traité d'Assistance Mutuelle, Projet de (Project for a Treaty of Mutual Assistance), eventually published in 1924


Project presented by Edouard Jean Réquin 1923


Project presented by Lord Robert Cécil 1922-1923


Project presented by the League of Nations' Comité Special in London, and the Commission Temporaire in Paris 1923


Subject File 1915-1940

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, memoranda, notes, reports, arranged alphabetically by topic.
box 3

Collaboration Franco-américaine (Franco-American Collaboration) 1917-1918


Memoranda and notes by Edouard Jean Réquin, from W.,D.C., including a list of the documents, established by him






Memoranda and notes by others





box 4

Reports by Edouard Jean Réquin


May 1917-December 1917


January 1918-April 1918


May 1918-October 1918




Sent by Edouard Jean Réquin from W.,D.C. May 1917-February 1918


Sent by the French Ministry of War from Paris May 1917-May 1918


Direction de la Guerre (Direction of the War), Memoranda and notes by Edouard Jean Réquin, including a list of the documents, established by him 1915-1917 -


Opérations de la IVe Armée du 6 au 25 juin 1940 (Operations of the 4th Army from June 6 to June 25, 1940), Official report of the 4th Army's Staff, 3rd Bureau, including maps 1940 - August 2, 1940,