Weygand, Maxime (1867–1965), a French army officer. General Weygand became commander in chief in France just before the fall of France to Germany in 1940.
Weygand was chief of staff for Marshal Foch during World War I. In 1920 he helped Poland resist an attack by Communist Russia. After the fall of France, he was sent by Marshal Pétain's Vichy regime to North Africa as military commander and governor general of Algeria. Weygand returned to Vichy France in 1941. A few months later the Germans, suspecting him of collaborating with the Allies, arrested and imprisoned him. Liberated by United States troops in 1945, Weygand was then arrested by the restored French republic. He was accused of collaborating with the Nazis, but the charges were dropped In 1948 after a court investigation.