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First Battle of the Marne

The First Battle of the Marne was a World War I battle fought September 5 - 9, 1914. It was a French-British victory against the German army under General von Moltke.

The battle was a turning point in the war. Up to this point, the Germans had successfully penetrated far into France with a sweeping advance from the north. At this battle, the French and British successfully halted the German advance, saving Paris in the process. The German retreat that followed between the September,9 and September,13 signified the abandonment of the Schlieffen plan. In the aftermath of the battle, both sides dug in, and four years of stalemate ensued.

Around 600 Paris Taxicabs, mainly Renault AX[?], were commandeered by the French authority, and used to transport French 6,000 reserve infantry troops.

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