Street Talk – Mangin Street, Mowbray

April 27, 2020 | MowbrayStreet & Suburb History

Mangin Street was named after General Charles Marie Emannuel Mangin (1866-1925) who was a French General

… who served in North Africa between 1895 and 1913 when he became Chief Organiser of French colonial troops. While commanding the 8th Infantry Brigade, he gained victories and rose to fame at Verdun in 1916 but then was involved in the disastrous French offensives in April and May 1917.

In 1917 Mangin became Commander of the 10th Army and, after the Armistice, led the Army of the Rhine. He had favoured the plans by Nivelle who was then removed to North Africa. When Foch was put in charge, Mangin returned to popularity and was instrumental in the successful Second Battle of the Marne.
















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