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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There is much positive to say about this book but I did not find it an enjoyable read. The author lets the reader know from the beginning that he is writing his history of the events from the German ... Read full review
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Holger Herwig has said for decades that the Schlieffen Plan was the most consequential government document anywhere in the world in the twentieth century. In this book he tracks the consequences of ... 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
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