The Battle of Marne was a World War I battle
that lasted from 1914-1916. The battle occured around Marne
The Germans managed to come within 15 miles of Paris, but were stopped by a French counterattack led by Joffre. Although it drove the Germans back, it did not dislodge them from their positions.
This battle is one of history’s decisive battles that saved France from capitulating in World War I. The battle is also important because it begins the strategy of trench warfare and the period of stalemate.