Marne
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Marne

River in France. Two battles of far-reaching significance in the First World War occurred on the Marne. In September 1914, after a long period when the Allies were retreating, the French Army and the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) resumed the offensive and forced the German Army to retreat, bringing about the failure of the original German operational plan. France had not been defeated in six weeks, and a long war became a possibility. This was the First Battle of the Marne. In July 1918…

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Becker, Jean-Jacques, “Marne”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 November 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0380>
First published online: 2015



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