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The Plans of Schlieffen

Eric Dorn Brose

in The Kaiser's Army: Technological, Tactical, and Operational Dilemmas in Germany During the Machine Age 1870-1918

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195143355
eISBN:
9780199872015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195143355.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Alfred von Schlieffen, chief of the Great General Staff. Schlieffen was a dogmatist, a doctrinaire, and a theoretist. His dogma was the offensive; his doctrine was ... More


The Sword of Damocles: A Two-Front War

Gerhard P. Gross

David T. Zabecki (ed.)

in The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168371
eISBN:
9780813168401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168371.003.0005
Subject:
History, Military History

Chapter 4 examines Alfred von Schlieffen’s tenure as Chief of the German General Staff and the development of operational thinking that led to the 1905 Schlieffen Plan, a procedure for war against ... More


Introduction

Gerhard P. Gross

David T. Zabecki (ed.)

in The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168371
eISBN:
9780813168401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168371.003.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

While many German military historians resist studying operational theory directly in favor of examining the political and cultural efforts necessary to sustain warfare, this introduction argues for a ... More


The Myth and Reality of German Warfare: Operational Thinking from Moltke the Elder to Heusinger

Gerhard P. Gross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780813168371
eISBN:
9780813168401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813168371.001.0001
Subject:
History, Military History

Landlocked in central Europe and surrounded by potential adversaries, nineteenth-century Prussia and twentieth-century Germany faced the prospect of multifront wars and wars of attrition. To ... More


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