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World War 1
First Battle of the Marne
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The Battle of Marne took place between 5th of September to the 12th of September 1914.
The outcome was a victory for the Allied forces which ended a long month of German offensive.
The German Army were successful in the early part of World War One and it was widely expected that Paris would be taken by the Germans as most of the British forces had to retreat back towards the Marne river.
French and British field armies counter attacked the German imperial Army forcing the Germans to withdraw its push into Paris and retreat to the North East .
This set the stage of 4 years of trench warfare on the Western Front.