100906 | FRANCE. Generals Joffre, Maunoury & Gallieni bronze Medal.
100906 | FRANCE. Generals Joffre, Maunoury & Gallieni bronze Medal. Issued 1916. World War I series: The First Battle of the Marne (68mm, 152.72 g, 12h). By J. P. Legastelois.
BATAILLE DE LA MARNE, jugate capped and uniformed busts right of the generals: Joseph Joffre, Michel-Joseph Maunoury, and Joseph Gallieni; on tablet below in two lines, SEPTEMBRE / 1914 / Marianne-Victory flying right, holding sword; battle scene below, with French and British forces repelling their German enemies. Edge: «cornucopia» BRONZE.
Maier 231; Jones, Dance of Death, 4. Choice Mint State. Pleasing yellow-bronze surfaces, with a light matte nature. Great battle scene on the reverse.
A turning point in WWI, the Battle of the Marne halted the German advance further into France, with British and French allied forces repelling their German counterparts to the northwest and saving Paris, but ultimately leading to prolonged trench warfare along the western front, a stalemate that was last for the remainder of the conflict.
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