St Nazaire | Aisne | Sep 11 1914

A pause on the Western Front; a pause is all it will be, before the Allies reach the Aisne. The Aisne The Germans now running Continue reading St Nazaire | Aisne | Sep 11 1914

Marne | Grand Couronne | 10 Sep 1914

A day of endings in the West, at the Marne and Grand Couronne, while battles continue to rage in the East. The Marne It’s reputed Continue reading Marne | Grand Couronne | 10 Sep 1914

Marne | Mackov Kamen | 9 Sep 1914

The tide has turned at the Marne, and there’s a highly interesting (but little-known) engagement at Mackov Kamen, that will have parallels again and again Continue reading Marne | Mackov Kamen | 9 Sep 1914

Masurian Lakes | Marne | 8 Sep 1914

For once, this is a day when nothing new happens. It’s just a question of everything that’s been happening, continues to happen. We’ll go to Continue reading Masurian Lakes | Marne | 8 Sep 1914

Taxis of the Marne | 7 Sep 2014

There are two legendary moments of the First World War that run through French culture like the Somme (or the evacuation from Dunkirk) does in Continue reading Taxis of the Marne | 7 Sep 2014

Miracle of the Marne | 6 Sep 2014

These are the days that will determine the future course of the war. Not for nothing is the popular title “Miracle of the Marne” applied. Continue reading Miracle of the Marne | 6 Sep 2014

Ourcq | Marne | Drina | 5 Sep 1914

Alea iacta est. The Battle of the Marne begins at the Ourcq; Grand Couronne continues. Soon, the entire French army will be fighting at once. Continue reading Ourcq | Marne | Drina | 5 Sep 1914

Grand Couronne | Marne | 4 Sep 1914

The Great Retreat ends today. But, before we can turn to the Marne, there’s an important offensive somewhere else to be talked about. Grand Couronne Continue reading Grand Couronne | Marne | 4 Sep 1914

Rawa | Lanrezac | Sep 3 1914

It’s a rare quiet day for the men on the Great Retreat; the major bloodshed today is at Headquarters. However, it is a violent one Continue reading Rawa | Lanrezac | Sep 3 1914

Galicia | Great Retreat | 2 Sep 1914

The Great Retreat is coming to an end, and the Battle of Galicia enters its final phase. Galicia Before we consider Galicia in detail, let’s Continue reading Galicia | Great Retreat | 2 Sep 1914

Kitchener & French | Marne | 1 September 1914

The Great Retreat is coming to an end. Three important rearguard actions are fought today; meanwhile, Lord Kitchener makes an important intervention with Sir John Continue reading Kitchener & French | Marne | 1 September 1914