084: So Much the Better

General Charles Lanrezac.

 
The French Army planned to respond to a German attack with a counteroffensive into Lorraine. When war came, the offensive was launched on August 21, 1914 and is known to history as the Battle of the Frontiers. The offensive was a failure, and when it ended, the French Army was everywhere in retreat.
 

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Opening War Theme

Danse macabre
Composed in 1874 by Camille Saint-Saëns. Public domain.
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Closing War Theme

 

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