During World War I, Marshal Foch's driver Pierre was frequently pestered by reporters for inside information. "When does the marshal think the war will end?" he was often asked, and would promise to relate anything which Foch divulged. "This morning, the marshal spoke," he announced one day. Then, having waited for the earger journalists to gather around, he continued: "He said, 'Pierre, what do you think? When is this war going to end?'"