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First World War: 14th of August 1914

On the 14th of August 1914, the army of Alsace launched a massive attack on German positions. The 1st and 2nd French armies attacked on the directions of Morhange and Sarrebourg where in a couple of days, massive engagements between France and Germany would occur with almost 900,000 soldiers engaged.

The 14th of August is mostly spent in moving troops, with skirmishes here and there. The German forces were highly outnumbered compared to the French soldiers and several villages were abandoned at the sight of the red pants advance. The cities and towns that fell last week are taken back, Mulhouse and Thann are once again under French control.

At the same time, French planes are bombing a zeppelin hanger in the city of Metz. The second French offensive in the east was on its way.

By Alister

Studying at the University of Besaçon, Burgundy Franche-Comté, France