At dusk the 26th Division of the XIII Corps attacked Cirey and was engaged by artillery and machine-guns, which repulsed the French with many casualties. As part of this plan, the German armies in Alsace-Lorraine were to retreat east, allowing the French to advance into Alsace-Lorraine. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization. [7], The main French offensive in the south began on 14 August, when the First Army (General Auguste Dubail) advanced with two corps into the Vosges and two corps north-east towards Sarrebourg, as the two right-flank corps of the Second Army (General de Castelnau) advanced on the left of the First Army.

/* 468x60, created 12/24/09 */ —The preceding unsigned comment was added by WarFreak (talk • contribs) 16:14, 7 May 2006 (UTC). The main German effort was to come further north, and would involve an invasion of neutral Belgium and a great wheeling movement through north east France. A school of thought wanted a return to a frontier deployment, in line with French theories of the offensive. Michael Duffy. A "dope can" was a metal syringe containing petrol for priming an aircraft engine. Excessive Violence The First Army withdrew but managed to maintain contact with the Second Army. Intelligence reports identified a main line of resistance of the German 6th Army and 7th Army (combined under Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria) close to the advanced French troops and that a counter-offensive was imminent.

         Sexual Content It was anticipated that the Germans would use reserve troops but also expected that a large German army would be mobilised on the border with Russia, leaving the western army with sufficient troops only to advance through Belgium, south of the Meuse and the Sambre rivers. There were a variety of good reasons for launching this offensive. The armies of France and Germany had completed their mobilisation, the French with Plan XVII, to conduct an offensive through Lorraine and Alsace into Germany and the Germans with Aufmarsch II West, for an offensive in the north through Luxembourg and Belgium into France, supplemented with attacks in the south to prevent the French from transferring troops to the greater threat in the north. Since 1871, railway building had given the French General staff sixteen lines to the German frontier against thirteen available to the German army and the French could wait until German intentions were clear. [4], A German attack from south-eastern Belgium towards Mézières and a possible offensive from Lorraine towards Verdun, Nancy and St. Dié was anticipated; the plan was a development of Plan XVI and made more provision for the possibility of a German offensive through Belgium. To the north, Mulhouse was retaken, but it was abandoned as the French gave up on Plan XVII. The main French offensive in the west, known as the Battle of Lorraine, was launched on 14 August. Fillet of a fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake: Eye of newt and to... ...fenny snake, In the cauldron boil and bake: Eye of newt and toe of frog, Wool of bat and tongue of dog, Adder‘s fork and blind-worm‘s sting, Lizz... ... reports, on the authority of Mengho, the author of the Malleus Maleficarum.

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