Example image of eyePlorer eyePlorer map for 'First Battle of the Marne': World War I Chief of staff France German Empire Helmuth von Moltke the Younger United Kingdom Wehrmacht Schlieffen Plan Allies of World War I Western Front (World War I) Battle of the Frontiers Paris Belgium British Expeditionary Force (World War I) French Army Marne (river) Field Marshal (United Kingdom) John French, 1st Earl of Ypres Charles Lanrezac Fifth Army (France) General officer Herbert Kitchener, 1st Earl Kitchener Joseph Joffre Secretary of State for War 2nd Army (Germany) Encirclement 1st Army (Germany) Sixth Army (France) Alexander von Kluck Karl von Bülow Grand Morin Petit Morin Louis Franchet d'Espèrey Aisne (river) Trench warfare Wilhelm II, German Emperor 3rd Army (Germany) 4th Army (Germany) 5th Army (Germany) Fourth Army (France) Ninth Army (France) Third Army (France) Revigny-sur-Ornain Sézanne Vitry-le-François Renault Renault Taxi de la Marne Taxicab French Revolutionary Wars: Campaigns of 1794 Union sacrée