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The Marne, 1914 : the opening of World War I and the battle that changed the world

Author: Holger H Herwig
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Random House Trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive account of the Battle of the Marne in 1914 that resulted in a Franco-British victory against the German Army and ended the month-long German offensive that threatened the city of Paris.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Holger H Herwig
ISBN: 0812978293 9780812978292
OCLC Number: 694600845
Description: xix, 391 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: War: now or never --
Let slip the dogs of war --
Death in the Vosges --
The bloody road west: Liege to Louvain --
Deadly deadlock: The Ardennes --
Squandered climacterics --
To the Marne --
Climax: The Ourcq --
Decision: The Marne.
Responsibility: Holger H. Herwig.

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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  Read more...

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"Makes vivid the full tragedy of what the Marne set in motion."--The Wall Street Journal "A thoroughly informed panorama of the immense and bloody campaign that kicked off World War I."--The Read more...

 
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