The Marne, 1914

The Marne, 1914

The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World

Book - 2009 | 1st ed
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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
ISBN: 9781400066711
Branch Call Number: 940.421 HER 2009
Characteristics: xix, 391 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm

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ChristchurchLib May 12, 2014

"Evaluates the Battle of the Marne as what the author believes to be the most important land battle of the 20th century, in an account that analyzes the strategies of Germany's plan to capture France and how its failure culminated in a catastrophic trench war." History and Current Events May 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/07a6a31c-7455-4328-9850-87f64b0c952f?postId=4ba36ab2-e78e-4e70-abde-d37ee7b88a73

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