The Marne, 1914
The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the WorldBook - 2009 | 1st ed
It is one of the essential events of military history, a cataclysmic encounter that prevented a quick German victory in World War I and changed the course of two wars. This is a bold new account of the Battle of the Marne, giving, for the first time, all sides of the story. Military historian Holger H. Herwig reinterprets Germany's aggressive Schlieffen Plan as a carefully crafted design to avoid a protracted war against superior coalitions. He also provides cameos of the important players. In remarkable detail, and with exclusive information based on newly unearthed documents, Herwig re-creates the dramatic battle, revealing how the uncoordinated German forces were foiled and years of brutal trench warfare were made inevitable.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Branch Call Number: 940.421 HER 2009
Characteristics: xix, 391 p.,  p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm