5 Sep 1914
French Ninth Army, 120,000
Corps of Fifth French Army, 40,000
General Ferdinand Foch, Commander
German Forces, 500,000
General von Buelow's Army
General von Hausen's Army
This was one of the two phases of the First Battle of the Marne.
The Allied battle line, 150 miles long, had been sagging at its center, around Fere Champenoise, where the brunt of the German assault was borne by the Ninth...