20/8/1914 The Germans bring the French offensive in Lorraine to a bloody halt

The French advance into Lorraine seems to be going well. But it turns out that this is because the Germans are drawing them into a trap. When the French collide with the Germans in prepared positions at Morhange, they find themselves in a killing ground where the enemy can pour fire on them from three sides. The Germans mow down the French as they advance in close-packed formations across open country, bringing the Lorraine offensive to a bloody halt.

Meanwhile in Belgium, the Germans have now captured Brussels. The Belgian army has largely retreated to the fortified port city of Antwerp and is not seriously contesting the German march.

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