French general (1849-1916). Autograph calling card signed. Paris. 11.08.1914. Calling card format. 1½ pp.
$ 193 / 180 €
To the inventor Édouard Belin, promising to forward a letter, possibly to the military governor of Paris: "Certainem[en]t, mon cher Monsieur Belin, vous pourrez rendre les Etat-Major jovial. Meilleurs [...] et je m'empresse de transmettre votre lettre au Gouv. [?] de Paris, en disant qui vous étes et ce que vous voulez". - Only a few weeks after Gallieni wrote this message, he was reactivated from retirement and was made military governor of Paris. In this function he organized the defense of Paris and contributed to the French victory in the First Battle of the Marne in September 1914.