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Title:
The Marne, 1914 : the opening of World War I and the battle that changed the world
Author:
Herwig, Holger H.
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Random House, [2009]

©2009
Physical Description:
xix, 391 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Summary:
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.--From publisher description.
Language:
English
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.
ISBN:
9781400066711
Format :
Book

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