Second Battle of the Marne

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Overview

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.

Indiana University Press

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Editorial Reviews

The Listening Post

"[T]his is a first-rate work of analysis, an original contribution to the study of the Western Front." —The Listening Post

Stand To!
"In all, this is a first-rate work of analysis and an original contribution to the study of the Western Front." —Len Shurtleff, Stand To!, August/September 2008

— Len Shurtleff

Military Review
"Neiberg's re-casting of this epic battle and its importance in the war presents a valuable new perspective. His analysis, particularly of operational design and the French Army and its leadership, will give many readers a new understanding of this pivotal period during World War I." —LTC Thomas G. Meara, USA, Retired, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, MILITARY REVIEW, November-December 2008

— LTC Thomas G. Meara, USA, Retired, Ft. Leavenworth, KS

Journal of Military History

"This is well worth the read and there is much to consider here." —Journal of Military History, January 2009

Parameters

"... a refreshing monographic study of an often-neglected battle near the end of an equally overlooked conflict. Good Great War studies are a rarity, and English-language studies of this six-week turning point have been evern rarer. The author fills these voids on both counts." —Parameters, Spring 2009

Central European History

"The Second Battle of the Marne is clearly and poignantly written and based throughout on the most recent research. The spirited writing is supported by six excellent maps and twenty-eight well-captioned photographs." —Central European History, Vol. 42, 2009

Dennis Showalter

"There is very little on the French in the March offensive in any language: how they fought, what they had learned, or not learned, from the past four years. This is an original contribution. I'm only sorry I didn't get the idea first." —Dennis Showalter, author of Patton and Rommel

Stand To! - Len Shurtleff

"In all, this is a first-rate work of analysis and an original contribution to the study of the Western Front." —Len Shurtleff, Stand To!, August/September 2008

MILITARY REVIEW - LTC Thomas G. Meara

"Neiberg's re-casting of this epic battle and its importance in the war presents a valuable new perspective. His analysis, particularly of operational design and the French Army and its leadership, will give many readers a new understanding of this pivotal period during World War I." —LTC Thomas G. Meara, USA, Retired, Ft. Leavenworth, KS, MILITARY REVIEW, November-December 2008

From the Publisher
"There is very little on the French in the March offensive in any language: how they fought, what they had learned, or not learned, from the past four years. This is an original contribution. I'm only sorry I didn't get the idea first." —Dennis Showalter, author of Patton and Rommel

"In all, this is a first-rate work of analysis and an original contribution to the study of the Western Front." —Len Shurtleff, Stand To!, August/September 2008

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253351463
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/2008
  • Series: Twentieth-Century Battles Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.12 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael S. Neiberg is Professor of History at the University of Southern Mississippi. He is author of Fighting the Great War: A Global History; Warfare and Society in Europe, 1898–Present; Foch: Supreme Allied Commander in the Great War; and other books. He lives in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Indiana University Press

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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

Indiana University Press

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