The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World
For the first time in a generation, here is a bold new account of the Battle of the Marne, a cataclysmic encounter that prevented a quick German victory in World War I and changed the course of two wars and the world. With exclusive information based on newly unearthed documents, Holger H. Herwig re-creates the dramatic battle and reinterprets Germany’s aggressive “Schlieffen Plan” as a carefully crafted design to avoid a protracted war against superior coalitions. He paints a fresh portrait of the run-up to the Marne and puts in dazzling relief the Battle of the Marne itself: the French resolve to win, and the crucial lack of coordination between Germany’s First and Second Armies. Herwig also provides stunning cameos of all the important players, from Germany’s Chief of General Staff Helmuth von Moltke to his rival, France’s Joseph Joffre. Revelatory and riveting, this isátheásource on this seminal event.
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Review: The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the WorldUser Review - JR Bricksfield - Goodreads
Herwig makes the argument that the first Battle of the Marne was the most significant battle of the twentieth century, possibly since Waterloo. Germany and France mobilized on extraordinary scales ... Read full review
Review: The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the WorldUser Review - Piker7977 - Goodreads
The first half of the book really draws you into the horrors and experiences these soldiers went through during the beginning phases of the Western Front. The second half is a little redundant and ... Read full review
The Allieel retreat 2630 August 1914
The Allied retreat 30 August5 September 1914
Battle of the Marne 9 September ll4
Foch and French Ninth Army in the SaintGonel Marshe
The front stabilizes at the Aisne River
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Holger H. Herwig
No preview available - 2009