The Battle of the Frontiers, 1914

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The Battle of the Frontiers, 1914

Post by DIESEL on Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:42 am

Battles: The Battle of the Frontiers, 1914

The Battle of the Frontiers comprises five offensives launched under French Commander-in-Chief Joseph Joffre and German Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke's initiative during the first month of the war, August 1914.

The battles - at Mulhouse, Lorraine, the Ardennes, Charleroi and Mons - were launched more or less simultaneously, and marked the collision of both French and German invasion plans (Plan XVII and the Schlieffen Plan, respectively), each battle impacting the course of others.
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