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First Battle of the Marne, The - 1914

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First Battle of the Marne, The - 1914
by Osprey
Author: Ian Summer
Publish Year: 2010
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 7.5x10x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148434279
Mfg. part #: OSPCAM221
Type: Softcover
Series: CAM221


In 1914 the Germans launched an offensive that swept through Belgium and into France, threatening to crush French resistance in one fell swoop. However, through careful maneuvering and stubborn resistance, the French Army, aided by the BEF, blunted the assault, winning an important strategic victory that kept France in the war. This victory ensured that Germany would have to fight a two-front war, and the Western Front descended into the stalemate of trench warfare. One of the most important battles in the First World War, the First Battle of the Marne would be the last battle of maneuver to be seen on the Western Front for several years to come.


  • Opening moves
  • Chronology
  • Opposing commanders
  • Opposing forces
  • Opposing plans
  • The first battle of the Marne
  • Aftermath
  • The battlefield today
  • Further reading
  • Index