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The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of 12) The War Begins, Invasion of Belgium, Battle of the Marne   By: (1873-)

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THE STORY OF THE GREAT WAR

The War Begins Invasion of Belgium Battle of the Marne

VOLUME III

[Illustration: King George V of Britain and King Albert of Belgium inspecting Belgian troops. The youth is the Prince of Wales, and beside him is Major General Pertab Singh of the Indian army ]

CONTENTS

PART I. GREAT BATTLES OF THE WESTERN ARMIES

CHAPTER

I. ATTACK ON BELGIUM II. SIEGE AND CAPTURE OF LIEGE III. BELGIUM'S DEFIANCE IV. CAPTURE OF LOUVAIN SURRENDER OF BRUSSELS V. COMING OF THE BRITISH VI. CAMPAIGNS IN ALSACE AND LORRAINE VII. SIEGE AND FALL OF NAMUR VIII. BATTLE OF CHARLEROI IX. BATTLE OF MONS X. THE GREAT RETREAT BEGINS XI. FIGHTING AT BAY XII. THE MARNE GENERAL PLAN OF BATTLE FIELD XIII. ALLIED AND GERMAN BATTLE PLANS XIV. FIRST MOVES IN THE BATTLE XV. GERMAN RETREAT XVI. CONTINUATION OF THE BATTLE OF THE MARNE XVII. CONTINUATION OF THE BATTLE OF THE MARNE XVIII. OTHER ASPECTS OF THE BATTLE OF THE MARNE XIX. "CROSSING THE AISNE" XX. FIRST DAY'S BATTLES XXI. THE BRITISH AT THE AISNE XXII. BOMBARDMENT OF RHEIMS AND SOISSONS XXIII. SECOND PHASE OF BATTLE OF THE AISNE XXIV. END OF THE BATTLE XXV. "THE RACE TO THE SEA" XXVI. SIEGE AND FALL OF ANTWERP XXVII. YSER BATTLES ATTACK ON YPRES XXVIII. ATTACKS ON LA BASSEE AND ARRAS XXIX. GENERAL MOVEMENTS ON THE FRENCH AND FLANDERS FRONTS XXX. OPERATIONS AROUND LA BASSEE AND GIVENCHY XXXI. END OF SIX MONTHS' FIGHTING IN THE WEST

PART II. NAVAL OPERATIONS

CHAPTER

XXXII. STRENGTH OF THE RIVAL NAVIES XXXIII. FIRST BLOOD BATTLE OF THE BIGHT XXXIV. BATTLES ON THREE SEAS XXXV. THE GERMAN SEA RAIDERS XXXVI. BATTLE OFF THE FALKLANDS XXXVII. SEA FIGHTS OF THE OCEAN PATROL XXXVIII. WAR ON GERMAN TRADE AND POSSESSIONS XXXIX. RAIDS ON THE ENGLISH COAST XL. RESULTS OF SIX MONTHS' NAVAL OPERATIONS

PART III. THE WAR ON THE EASTERN FRONT

XLI. GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE THEATRE OF WAR XLII. THE STRATEGIC VALUE OF RUSSIAN POLAND XLIII. AUSTRIAN POLAND, GALICIA, AND BUKOWINA XLIV. THE BALKANS COUNTRIES AND PEOPLES XLV. THE CAUCASUS THE BARRED DOOR

PART IV. THE AUSTRO SERBIAN CAMPAIGN

XLVI. SERBIA'S SITUATION AND RESOURCES XLVII. AUSTRIA'S STRENGTH AND STRATEGY XLVIII. AUSTRIAN SUCCESSES XLIX. THE GREAT BATTLES BEGIN L. FIRST VICTORY OF THE SERBIANS

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

KING GEORGE V REVIEWING THE ARMIES IN FRANCE

GREAT SIEGE GUN IN ACTION BRIDGE DESTROYED BY THE BELGIANS AT LIEGE BELGIAN FIELD GUN IN ACTION FORTRESS TOWN OF NAMUR CITY OF MALINES, BELGIUM MACHINE GUN CREW IN A WHEAT FIELD HEAVY BELGIAN ARTILLERY IN ACTION BELGIANS INTRENCHED ALONG A RAILWAY

OBSERVER IN A RUINED CHATEAU BAYONET CHARGE OF FRENCH INFANTRY BRITISH NAVAL BRIGADE AT LIERRE CITY OF LILLE UNDER FIRE WALL FALLING UNDER SHELL FIRE HOUSE TO HOUSE FIGHT AT YPRES FIGHT IN AN ARGONNE VILLAGE RALLY OF THE LONDON SCOTTISH

GERMAN LOOKOUTS IN A TREETOP GERMAN PRISONERS IN CHAMPAGNE LOUVAIN LANCERS ON THE FRENCH COAST COMRADES AIDING A WOUNDED CUIRASSIER RED CROSS DOCTOR DRESSING AVIATOR'S WOUNDS NAVE AND CHOIR OF NOTRE DAME, RHEIMS RUINS OF NOTRE DAME FRENCH MARINES DINING ASHORE

SEARCHLIGHTS ON A BATTLESHIP WALKÜRE, WRECKED AT PAPEETE SYDNEY, AUSTRALIAN CRUISER EMDEN AGROUND AFTER THE SYDNEY'S VICTORY RESCUING SAILORS AFTER THE FIGHT NEAR THE FALKLAND ISLANDS CANADIANS SHIPPING FIELD ARTILLERY INTERIOR OF A SUBMARINE WRECK OF THE BLÜCHER IN THE NORTH SEA BATTLE

LIST OF MAPS

BELGIUM FRANCO GERMAN FRONTIER FRANCE, PICTORIAL MAP OF BELGIUM, BEGINNING OF GERMAN INVASION OF ALSACE LORRAINE, FRENCH INVASION OF BATTLE OF MONS AND RETREAT OF ALLIED ARMIES BATTLE OF THE MARNE BEGINNING ON SEPTEMBER 5, 1914 BATTLE OF THE MARNE SITUATION ON SEPTEMBER 9, 1914 BATTLE OF THE MARNE END OF GERMAN RETREAT AND THE INTRENCHED LINE ON THE AISNE RIVER LIEGE FORT, GERMAN ATTACK OF ANTWERP, SIEGE AND FALL OF FLANDERS, BATTLE FRONT IN GERMAN AND ENGLISH NAVAL POSITIONS WAR IN THE EAST RELATION OF THE EASTERN COUNTRIES TO GERMANY THE BALKANS, PICTORIAL MAP OF SERBIAN AND AUSTRIAN INVASIONS

PART I GREAT BATTLES OF THE WESTERN ARMIES

CHAPTER I

ATTACK ON BELGIUM

The first great campaign on the western battle grounds in the European War began on August 4, 1914... Continue reading book >>


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