The Battle of the Marne
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The Battle of the Marne

By George Herbert Perris
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Table of Contents
  • THE BATTLE OF THE MARNE
  • PREFACE
  • CONTENTS
    • NOTES AND REFERENCES
  • LIST OF MAPS
  • THE BATTLE OF THE MARNE
  • CHAPTER I THE DELUGE
  • CHAPTER II A TRAGEDY OF ERRORS
    • I. The German Plan of Campaign
    • II. The Forces in Play
    • III. The French War Doctrine
    • IV. The Three French Offensives
    • V. The Battle of Charleroi–Mons
  • CHAPTER III JOFFRE STARTS AFRESH
    • I. Ecce Homo!
    • II. The Second New Plan
    • III. Battle of the Gap of Charmes
    • IV. Battles of Le Cateau, Guise, and Launois
    • V. End of the Long Retreat
  • CHAPTER IV THE GREAT DILEMMA, PARIS–VERDUN
    • I. The Government leaves the Capital
    • II. Kluck plunges South-Eastward
    • III. Joffre’s Opportunity
  • CHAPTER V THE ORDER OF BATTLE
    • I. Gallieni’s Initiative
    • II. General Offensive of the Allies
    • STRENGTH AND POSITION OF THE ARMIES
    • III. Features of the Battlefield
    • IV. The Last Summons
  • CHAPTER VI BATTLE OF THE OURCQ
    • I. A Premature Engagement
    • II. The British Manœuvre
    • III. A Race of Reinforcements
    • IV. The Paris Taxi-Cabs
  • CHAPTER VII THE “EFFECT OF SUCTION”
    • I. French and d’Espérey strike North
    • II. Battle of the Marshes of St. Gond
    • III. Defence and Recapture of Mondemont
    • IV. Foch’s Centre broken
    • V. Fable and Fact of a bold Manœuvre
  • CHAPTER VIII FROM VITRY TO VERDUN
    • I. The Battle of Vitry-le-François
    • II. Sarrail Holds the Meuse Salient
  • CHAPTER IX VICTORY
  • CHAPTER X THE DEFENCE OF THE EAST
  • CHAPTER XI SUMMING-UP
  • NOTES AND REFERENCES
    • THE GERMAN OBJECTIVE
    • THE OPPOSED FORCES
    • DE BLOCH’S PROPHECY AND FRENCH’S CONFESSION
    • CRITICISMS AND DEFENCE OF THE FRENCH STAFF
    • THE SURPRISE IN THE NORTH
    • THE ABANDONMENT OF LILLE
    • M. HANOTAUX AND THE B.E.F.
    • THE FALL OF MAUBEUGE
    • PARIS AND THE GERMAN PLAN
    • SOME BOOKS ON THE BATTLE
    • GENERAL BONNAL AND THE BRITISH ARMY
    • SCENES AT FARTHEST SOUTH
    • THE MYTH OF THE 42ND DIVISION
  • INDEX
  • Transcriber’s Notes
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