All translations and supporting materials by Professor Charles Evans.
Georges Boucheron, L'Assaut: l'Argonne et Vauquois avec la 10e division, 1914-1915 [Assault: the Argonne and Vauquois with the Tenth Division, 1914-1915] (Paris, 1917). (The Great War through French eyes)
- These are some short excerpts dealing with Vauquois that I have translated from various sources.
- Historique du 46e Régiment d'Infanterie
L'Union des Pères et des Mères dont les fils sont morts pour la Patrie, La derniere lettre écrite par des soldats français tombés au champ d’honneur 1914-1918 [Last Letters Written by French Soldiers Fallen on the Field of Honor 1914-1918] (1921). (World War I: Last Letters of French Soldiers)
Jules Mazé, ed., Le carnet de campagne du sergent Lefèvre, 1914-1916 [The Campaign Notebook of Sergeant Lefèvre, 1914-1916] (Tours, 1916). (Sergeant Lefèvre in the Great War, 1914-1916)
- Historique du 42e Régiment d'Infanterie (Imprimerie Schmitt Frères, Belfort)
- Campagne 1914-1918: Historique du 160e Régiment d'Infanterie (Nancy: Imprimeries réunies, 1920)
Some selected documents from Les armées françaises dans la Grande Guerre [The French Army in The Great War] (1922-37, 107 volumes). This is usually abbreviated as AAFG. These volumes are available on Gallica.
- Instruction général n° 5, 4 September 1914 1600 (Annexe n° 2330); AAFG, volume 2, annex 2, pages 658-59
- This order formerly organized the 9th Army commanded by General Ferdinand Foch. These units had previously been operating as an autonomous part of the 4th Army.
- The order also illustrated the ability of the French high command to move units around and reorganize itself, using its interior lines-of-communication and railroads, in response to the developing battlefield situation. This was something that the German High command was unable to do.
- See this map to get an idea of the territory involved. Bar-le-Duc, as a reference points, is lower center.
- Ordre général n° 6, 4 September 1914 2200 (Annexe n° 2332); AAFG, volume 2, annex 2, pages 660-661
- This order provided the general attack instructions for the French offensive set to begin on the morning of 6 September. The attack involved the French 5th, 6th and 9th armies and the British army against the German 1st and 2nd armies.
- See the same map to get an idea of the territory involved.
- Ordre pour la journée du 8 Septembre, 8 September 1914 (Annexe n° 1230), AAFG, volume 3, annex 1, pages 845-46
- The first two parts of this order were to be read to all French soldiers. It is the first time since the start of the war that Joffre directly appealed to the soldiers.
- By the time that the order was actually read to many units, the Battle of the Marne was already well underway.