The Battle of Marne (6 - 9 September 1914) was a vitally important turning point in the history of the First World War. The retreating French and British forces rallied and counter-attacked the German Armies advancing to the east of Paris. The succession of Allied assaults first brought the German advance to a halt and then forced the confused and anxious German High Command to order a withdrawal. The invading German forces eventually took up defensive positions along the line of the River Aisne, to the east of Noyon.
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