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The Battle of the Marne: Generals Galliénni and French drive the invading Germans back from their approach to Paris, first to the Petit Morin, then the Grand Morin, then the Marne. The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) under Sir John French crossed the Grand Morin on September 7 and 8, 1914 arriving on the Petit Morin on the 8th. GalLiénni commanded the garrison of Paris, and had launched the initial French attack northeast of the capital on September 5.
Text:
Un Magistral Coup de Balai!
Paris
G[rand]e Morin
P[e]t[ite] Morin
A Magisterial Clean Sweep!
Marne
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Message dated March 25, 1915

The Battle of the Marne: Generals Galiénni and French drive the invading Germans back from their approach to Paris, first to the Petit Morin, then the Grand Morin, then the Marne. The British Expeditionary Force (BEF) under Sir John French crossed the Grand Morin on September 7 and 8, 1914 arriving on the Petit Morin on the 8th. Galiénni commanded the garrison of Paris, and had launched the initial French attack northeast of the capital on September 5.

Image text

Un Magistral Coup de Balai!

Paris

G[rand]e Morin

P[e]t[ite] Morin

A Magisterial Clean Sweep!

Marne

Reverse:

Message dated March 25, 1915

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