The First Battle of the First World War

The First Battle of the First World War : Alsace-Lorraine

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On 7 August 1914 a French corps attacked towards Mulhouse in Alsace and was immediately thrown back by the Germans. On 14 August, two weeks before Tannenberg and three weeks before the Battle of the Marne, the French 1st and 2nd Armies attacked into Lorraine, and on 20 August the German 6th and 7th Armies counterattacked. After forty-three years of peace, this was the first test of strength between France and Germany. In 1929, Karl Deuringer wrote the official history of the battle for the Bavarian Army, an immensely detailed work of 890 pages, chronicling the battle to 15 September. Here, First World War expert and former army officer Terence Zuber has translated and edited this study to a more accessible length, while retaining over thirty highly detailed maps, to bring us the first account in English of the first major battle of the Great more

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  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 164 x 236 x 38mm | 779.99g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752460862
  • 9780752460864
  • 406,766

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"impressive"--The Military Reviewer, 11/21/2015"show more

About Karl Deuringer

Karl Deuringer described the official account of the battle for the Bavarian Army in 1929 in his massive 890-page study, The Battle of Lorraine. Terence Zuberwas a U.S. Army infantry officer whowas awarded the Legion of Merit for counter-espionage operations. He is the author of The Battle of the Frontiers: Ardennes 1914, German War Planning, 1891-1914, and Ten Days in August."show more

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