Tag: First Battle of the Marne

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Race to the Sea

At the beginning of World War I, the predominate view was that the war would be over soon, even as early as Christmas. And perhaps it would have if events had gone differently. In the autumn of 1914, the Allies had won the First Battle of the Marne, saving Paris from falling to the Germans, […]

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Automobile: From Obscure Invention to War Tool

Contrary to popular belief, the automobile has been around for more than a century. The vehicles just didn’t become practical until about 100 years ago. The first automobile was developed in the 18th century and was steam powered. In the 19th century, the first hydrogen-powered car was invented and the first electric one was developed. […]

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