THE DETAILS OF THE BATTLE
THE details of the great action which determined the enemy's invasion of the West fall, as the reader will see from what has already been described, into three great groups.
1. You have first the resistance offered upon the French right wing in front of Nancy, and you have this resistance producing the following effects:--
It makes the German Higher Command believe that the weight of the French Army and its chief masses of men are here upon the eastern frontier. Consequently upon this error it persuades the German Higher Command to order their own extreme right, when it got to the neighborhood of Paris, to swerve round against, push back, and envelop the supposedly weak French left, neglecting the supposedly exhausted British contingent beyond.