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Forty Days in 1914 Sir Frederick Maurice

Forty Days in 1914

Sir Frederick Maurice

Published 1939
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Hardcover
228 pages
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The Author, a successful, career British Army Officer and Military Historian, evaluates the German and French plans and phases of the first 40 days of World War One from the viewpoint of the various military outcomes, combined with his meertings andMoreThe Author, a successful, career British Army Officer and Military Historian, evaluates the German and French plans and phases of the first 40 days of World War One from the viewpoint of the various military outcomes, combined with his meertings and talks with many of the combatant generals prior to 1914, including the German General von Schlieffen, the originator of the SCHLIEFFEN plan and the opening of World War One. Two Appendices, a Bibliography and 4 maps.The Battle of the Marne (French: 1re Bataille de la Marne) (also known as the Miracle of the Marne) was a First World War battle fought between 5 and 12 September 1914. It resulted in an Allied victory against the German Army under Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke the Younger. The battle effectively ended the month-long German offensive that opened the war and had reached the outskirts of Paris. The counter-attack of six French field armies and one British army along the Marne River forced the German Imperial Army to abandon its push on Paris and retreat north-east, setting the stage for four years of trench warfare on the Western Front. This book was originally written and published in 1918 when the author was reliant upon the testimonies of German prisoners of war in order to discover what the enemy was planning during the retreat from Mons. In this the second edition he was able to update the tesxt with more reliable information based on reports from the allies.