The First Battle of the Marne fought from 6 to 12 September 1914 resulted in an Allied victory against the German armies in the west. By 9 September, the success of the Franco-British counteroffensive left the German 1st and 2nd Armies at risk of encirclement, and they were ordered to retreat to the Aisne River.
The German retreat brought to an end the Moltke-Schlieffen plan to crush the French Armies in the field and began the process of solidifying the western front.
The decisions that brought about this turnaround in allied fortunes are examined in detail.
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