The Second Battle of the Marne (Google eBook)

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Indiana University Press, Apr 9, 2008 - History - 232 pages
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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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Contents

The Two Marnes
1
ONE Jerusalem in the Marne Valley
8
TWO Marching toward the Marne
26
THREE German Designs on the Marne
59
FOUR The Peace Offensive
78
FIVE Turning the Tide of the War
98
SIX The Allies Strike July 1821
118
SEVEN The Battle of Tardenois July 2226
140
EIGHT The Final Phase July 27August 9
160
Honoring Foch
182
Notes
191
Bibliography
209
Index
215
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About the author (2008)

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.

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