Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: German War Planning 1871-1914

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The existence of the Schlieffen plan has been one of the basic assumptions of twentieth-century military history. It was the perfect example of the evils of German militarism: aggressive, mechanical, disdainful of politics and of public morality. The Great War began in August 1914 allegedly because the Schlieffen plan forced the German government to transform a Balkan quarrel into a World War by attacking France. And, in the end, the Schlieffen plan failed at the battle of the Marne. Yet it has always been recognized that ...

Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: German War Planning 1871-1914 2014, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198718055

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Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: German War Planning 1871-1914 2003, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199250165

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