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This chapter traces development of the Schlieffen plan myth. The Schlieffen plan was manufactured in by the General Staff historical section and senior. Terence Zuber. Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: German War Planning Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, xii + pp. $ Terence Zuber’s Inventing the Schlieffen Plan aggressively attacks a set of historical shibboleths: that Alfred von Schlieffen prepared a detailed invasion plan for.

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German War Planning Contact Contact Us Invwnting. The Great War began in August allegedly because the Schlieffen plan forced the German government to transform a Balkan quarrel into a World War by attacking France.

Deepa Nair marked it as to-read Apr 13, That being said, on the whole, the book is very interesting and tackles what is considered to be a fundamental fact of t This book is definitely not for the casual reader. Some of the information about the war plans and games is incomplete due to a fire that occurred at the Archives schieffen Berlin during the s. The existence of the Schlieffen plan has been one of the basic assumptions of twentieth-century military history.

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Inventing the Schlieffen plan

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian. Oxford University Press, Mihai Zodian rated it liked it Nov 15, Andrew marked it as to-read Aug 03, But he is able to draw on some personal memoirs and letters to piece it together. And, in the end, the Schlieffen plan failed at the battle of the Marne.

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Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: German War Planning by Terence Zuber

In April the German army archive was destroyed in a British bombing raid. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Hardcoverpages. Publications Pages Publications Pages.

Rene marked it as to-read Oct 18, Zuber challenges that by going over in detail, German grand strategy from to and the different plans and war games that each of the Chief of Staff would do just about every year. Schliffen rated it liked it Mar 02, The official German history also conveniently omitted the operational plans, making impossible an independent assessment of the roles of Schlieffen and Moltke.

Return to Book Page. Moltke’s successor, General Alfred von Waldersee, continued to worry about a major French assault against Lorraine, thereby anticipating Schlieffen’s own fixation with the same problem.

Book titles OR Journal titles. Foley’s recent edition and translation of Schlieffen’s writings.

The general always worried about the risks of a two-front war and by thought Germany must attack first in the west, well ahead of Schlieffen’s later conclusion. For the author, the memorandum represents a detailed concept paper that called, as had some earlier exercises, for an initial German attack in the west, moving through Belgium and Holland on the way to France in a sweep possibly going west of Paris.

Therefore, the Germans were defeated on the Marne.

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There was never a Schlieffen Plan, the general actually favored a defensive-offensive approach, and the famous Denkschrift simply represented a plea for additional military manpower. Jonathan Pieri marked it as to-read Oct 08, Don’t have an account?

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No trivia or quizzes yet. Anyone not reading this on a kindle would be advised to have a German-English dictionary and a detailed map of the Imperial German borders handy. This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level. Inventing the Schlieffen Plan German War Schlieffej Terence Zuber Takes a radical new stance in one of the liveliest historiographical controversies of the twentieth century Challenges the accepted view of German military planning before the First World War Draws on newly discovered archival evidence.

Jacob Sharples marked it as to-read Oct 01, It was the perfect example of the evils of German militarism: Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

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