The Second Battle of the Marne
By (author) Michael S. Neiberg
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Second Battle of the Marne by Michael S. Neiberg
Book DescriptionThe 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780253351463
(243mm x 161mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 9-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Michael S. Neiberg
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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