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Table of Contents for
Germany’s Western Front: Translations from the German Official History of the Great War, 1914, Part 1 edited by Mark Osborne Humphries and John Maker

List of Maps, Sketches, and Figures

Foreword

Acknowledgements

Introduction

Part I: The Battle of the Frontiers in the West

1. Introduction

The Two-Front War and Comparison of Strengths

The Outbreak of War

The War’s Duration and Economic Management

2. The Campaign Plan for the Western Front

The Historical Development of the Operative Idea

The Campaign Plan in 1914

3. The Deployment

The German Deployment in the West

Initial Border and Railway Security Operations in the West and the Occupation of Luxembourg

The Capture of Fortress Liège

The Strategic Reconnaissance

The Execution of the German Deployment in the West

4. The Beginning of Major Operations

The German OHL before the Start of the Advance

The Advance of the German Wheeling Wing, 18–20 August

The Right Wing (First, Second, and Third Armies)

5. The Battle of the Frontiers

The OHL before the Start of the Battle of the Frontiers

The Battles of Mons and Namur

The Operations of First, Second, and Third Armies on 21 August

The Operations of First, Second, and Third Armies on 22 August

Second and Third Armies, 23 August

The Capture of Namur

First Army’s Operations on 23 and 24 August

The OHL during the Frontier Battles

6. The Pursuit

1. The Operations of the German Right Wing until 27 August

Second Army on 25 August

Third Army on 25 and 26 August

Second Army on 26 August

First Army’s Pursuit of the British from 25 to 27 August

Second and Third Armies on 27 August

The OHL during the Pursuit-Operations to 27 August

7. Review

Part II: From the Sambre to the Marne

8. The OHL at the Beginning of the New Phase of Operations

9. Operations on the Meuse and Aisne

1. Third Army’s Battle North of the Aisne, 28–30 August

2. The Operations of Third and Fourth Armies on the Aisne, 31 August and 1 September

10. The Operations of First and Second Armies to the Oise

1. The Operations of First Army on the Somme and Avre, 28–30 August

2. The Battle at St. Quentin

The Beginning of the Battle, 28 August

The Battle on the Right German Flank on 29 August

The Battle on the Left German Flank on 29 August

Continuation and Conclusion of the Battle on 30 August

11. The OHL, 29–30 August

12. The Pursuit by the German Right Wing to the Marne, 31 August–2 September

1. First Army’s Crossing of the Oise (31 August)

2. Second Army’s Halt (31 August)

3. First Army’s Advance across the Aisne

4. Second Army’s Advance on the Aisne

5. First Army’s Pursuit Battle South of the Aisne

6. Second Army’s Crossing of the Aisne

7. Third Army’s Pursuit East of Reims

13. The OHL, 31 August–2 September

14. The Pursuit of the German Right Wing across the Marne on 3–4 September

1. First Army Crosses the Marne

2. Second Army’s Advance towards the Marne

3. Third Army’s Pursuit Battles up to the River Vesle

4. First Army’s Operations South of the Marne

5. Second Army’s Pursuit across the Marne

6. Third Army Reaches the Marne

15. The OHL, 3–4 September

Appendices

Appendix 1

Comparison of the Organization of German, French, British, and Belgian Units

Appendix 2

The Strength of the Mutual Forces on the Western Front on 22 August 1914

Bibliography

Index