[mahrn; French marn]
- a river in NE France, flowing W to the Seine near Paris: battles 1914, 1918, 1944. 325 miles (525 km) long.
- a department in N France. 3168 sq. mi. (8205 sq. km). Capital: Châlons-sur-Marne.
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The Marne, and the Retreat from Mons straightened him in his saddle.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
The distance from Nancy to Chalons on the Marne is 108 miles.
The Germans were stopped at the Marne—twenty miles from Paris.
"They must be fighting on the line of the river Marne," said Frank.The Boy Scouts on the Trail
All agreed that the forts in the loop of the Marne were engaged.A Girl of the Commune
George Alfred Henty
- a department of NE France, in Champagne-Ardenne region. Capital: Châlons-sur-Marne. Pop: 563 027 (2003 est). Area: 8205 sq km (3200 sq miles)
- a river in NE France, rising on the plateau of Langres and flowing north, then west to the River Seine, north of Paris: linked by canal with the Rivers Saône, Rhine, and Aisne; scene of two unsuccessful German offensives (1914, 1918) during World War I. Length: 525 km (326 miles)
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