Second Battle of the Marne

Second Battle of the Marne

by Michael S. Neiberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253351464

ISBN-13: 9780253351463

Pub. Date: 04/15/2008

Publisher: Indiana University Press

The First Battle of the Marne produced the so-called Miracle of the Marne, when French and British forces stopped the initial German drive on Paris in 1914. Hundreds of thousands of casualties later, with opposing forces still dug into trench lines, the Germans tried again to push their way to Paris and to victory. The Second Battle of the Marne (July 15 to August

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The First Battle of the Marne produced the so-called Miracle of the Marne, when French and British forces stopped the initial German drive on Paris in 1914. Hundreds of thousands of casualties later, with opposing forces still dug into trench lines, the Germans tried again to push their way to Paris and to victory. The Second Battle of the Marne (July 15 to August 9, 1918) marks the point at which the Allied armies stopped the massive German Ludendorff Offensives and turned to offensive operations themselves. The Germans never again came as close to Paris nor resumed the offensive. The battle was one of the first large multinational battles fought by the Allies since the assumption of supreme command by French general Ferdinand Foch. It marks the only time the French, American, and British forces fought together in one battle. A superb account of the bloody events of those fateful days, this book sheds new light on a critically important 20th-century battle.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253351463
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
04/15/2008
Series:
Twentieth-Century Battles Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,087,610
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Contents
List of Maps
Acknowledgments

Introduction: The Two Marnes
1. Jerusalem in the Marne Valley
2. Marching toward the Marne
3. German Designs on the Marne
4. The Peace Offensive
5. Turning the Tide of the War
6. The Allies Strike, July 18-21
7. The Battle of Tardenois, July 22-26
8. The Final Phase, July 27-August 9
Conclusion: Honoring Foch

Notes
Bibliography
Index

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