Nine Divisions in Champagne

The Second Battle of Marne

Patrick Takle

The book explains how the Allies sank their differences and came together to turn the tide against the German Army in the summer of 1918. Although it is a detailed history of the fighting by British divisions, it also highlights the growing presence of American forces and their huge contribution to victory. The book deliberately binds together the
Date Published :
October 2015
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16pp of b/w plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781473834224
Pages : 288
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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The book explains how the Allies, after a series of swinging defeats, sank their differences and came together to turn the tide against the German Army in the Summer of 1918. Although it is a detailed history of the fighting by British divisions, it also highlights the growing presence of American forces and their huge contribution to victory, too often understated in earlier works. The book deliberately binds together the genesis, size and equipment of the British and American divisions and seeks to intermingle the American and British campaigns of 1918.

By blocking the Third German Offensive on the Chemins des Dames and then arriving in time to turn the Kaiser’s army out of the Marne salient, the Allied divisions cleared the way for the decisive counter offensive at Amiens. Exhausted and demoralized, the German Army collapsed and the outcome of The Great War was decided.

About The Author
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Patrick Takle spent 33 years in the British Army, serving in the Infantry and as an Intelligence Officer in specialist units.Following his retirement, he pursued a career as an international banker and management consultant, working in Eastern Europe.He is the author of The Affair at NĂ©ry and British Army in France After Dunkirk, both in print with Pen and Sword Military.

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