This is the final selection from Guns of August. These three chapters fit together well in a coherent narrative as a concluding section of the book. Note that even as German forces loomed near Paris, squabbling within and between the Allied armies continued,
As you read the final chapter and afterword, you will see Tuchman develop her conclusion and discuss the significance of this history of August 1914. You should now have enough time to review the book, complete your questions, and draft the creative essay.