World War 1 1914–1918
During world war 1 Besson commanded a regiment.
Interwar Period 1918–1939
In the interbellum he commanded a brigade, a division, and field army.
World War 2 1939–1940
In October 1939 he took command of the French 3rd Army Group which covered the section of the Maginot Line along the River Rhine and the Swizz frontier. He and his command surrendered after the 25 June as German panzer units had reached the Swiss border and cut off the Maginot Line from the rest of France
M Romanych & M Rupp, Maginot Line 1940, Battles on the French frontier, Osprey Publishing, page 13
- "Biography of General Antoine-Marie-Benoit Besson (1876–1969), France".
- Georg Zivkovic Army- and Navy-leaders of the world: 1971 - Page 158 1940 6. Armee: Besson, Antoine-Marie-Benoît AG. lX.-X. 1939
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