In what would later be called the ‘Miracle of the Marne’ the first battle of the Marne was the battle that came to define the Western Front of the First World War. In what was essentially a last-ditch effort to halt the German advance any further into France, the battle marked the first time British forces were used in the conflict. Despite the juggernaut of the German army gaining the initial upper hand, the battle resulted in a substantial victory for the French and the Allies as both sides dug in and prepared for four years of trench warfare.
The First Battle of the Marne (4/10)
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