Military history

The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World

The Marne, 1914: The Opening of World War I and the Battle That Changed the World

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 and the world. Now, for the first time in a generation, here is a bold new account of the Battle of the Marne. A landmark work by a distinguished scholar, The Marne, 1914 gives, for the first time, all sides of the story.

PROLOGUE: “A DRAMA NEVER SURPASSED”

Chapter 1: War: “Now or Never”

Chapter 2: “Let Slip the Dogs of War”

Chapter 3: Death in the Vosges

Chapter 4: The Bloody Road West: Liège to Louvain

Chapter 5: Deadly Deadlock: The Ardennes

Chapter 6: Squandered Climacterics

Chapter 7: To the Marne + Photo Insert

Chapter 8: Climax: The Ourcq

Chapter 9: Decision: The Marne

EPILOGUE

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