One famous general during the WWI era was Marshall Henri-Philippe Pétain. Pétain was a Franch general during WWI. He was known for his skills in artillery and his carefull preparation. Pétain was also a very successful general and cared for his soldiers very much. Pétain has accomplished many things in his life. One thing he has accomplished is that during his lifetime he has reached around fifty-five executions. He had also successfully launched an attack on a fortress called La Malmaison. The village was captured by the French.