088: The Miracle on the Marne

The front lines in September, 1914. The dotted red lines in the south show the farthest advance of the German right flank. The solid red line shows the German position after they fell back. The dotted red line running north from the right end of the German line shows the “Race to the Sea,” which we haven’t gotten to yet. The Western Front will remain stable along these lines for the next three and a half years.

 
The Germans make their final push to defeat France and end the war in the west, but they underestimate French and British resolve.
 

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Fanfare

Opening War Theme

Fantasie from Siegfried
Composed in 1876 by Richard Wagner. public domain.
Performed by the United States Marine Band. Public domain recording. Source.

Closing War Theme

 

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