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Author Herwig, Holger H.

Title The Marne, 1914 : the opening of World War I and the battle that changed the world / Holger H. Herwig.

Imprint New York : Random House, c2009.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    940.421 HER    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xix, 391 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary It is one of the essential events of military history, a cataclysmic encounter that prevented a quick German victory in World War I and changed the course of two wars. This is a bold new account of the Battle of the Marne, giving, for the first time, all sides of the story. Military historian Holger H. Herwig reinterprets Germany's aggressive Schlieffen Plan as a carefully crafted design to avoid a protracted war against superior coalitions. He also provides cameos of the important players. In remarkable detail, and with exclusive information based on newly unearthed documents, Herwig re-creates the dramatic battle, revealing how the uncoordinated German forces were foiled and years of brutal trench warfare were made inevitable.--From publisher description.
Subject Marne, 1st Battle of the, France, 1914.
Note Pre-publication title: Battle of the Marne, 1914
ISBN 9781400066711 (alk. paper)
1400066719 (alk. paper)

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