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Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: German War Planning 1871-1914

Terence Zuber

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250165
eISBN:
9780191719554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250165.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The existence of the Schlieffen plan has been one of the basic assumptions of 20th-century military history. It was the perfect example of the evils of German militarism: aggressive, mechanical, and ... More


Excuses and accusations

TERENCE ZUBER

in Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: German War Planning 1871-1914

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250165
eISBN:
9780191719554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250165.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

As early as September 1914 it was clear that the reputation of the General Staff was in danger. There were also intense internal General Staff battles to assign blame for the defeat on the Marne. It ... More


Preparing for war

KEITH JEFFERY

in Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson: A Political Soldier

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199239672
eISBN:
9780191719493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239672.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

Fifty years after the end of the World War I, Sir Charles Deedes, who had served under Henry Wilson in the War Office of Ireland before 1914, firmly stated that it was Wilson's energy, determination, ... More


The British Army of the Rhine, Middle East Land Forces, and Conventional Deterrence: 1948 to 1956

David French

in Army, Empire, and Cold War: The British Army and Military Policy, 1945-1971

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199548231
eISBN:
9780191739224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199548231.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Military History

This chapter examines how the army prepared to fight high intensity conventional operations against Soviet forces in Europe or the Middle East. It explores the development of its war‐fighting ... More


Fantasies of urban futures

James Greenhalgh

in Reconstructing modernity: Space, power and governance in mid-twentieth century British cities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526114143
eISBN:
9781526136060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114143.003.0002
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural History

This chapter examines the origins of the post-war Plans as a means to interrogate a number of historical stereotypes about Britain after the Second World War. In 1945 Hull and Manchester, in common ... More


The Lebanon War

Yezid Sayigh

in Armed Struggle and the Search for State: The Palestinian National Movement, 1949-1993

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296430
eISBN:
9780191685224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296430.003.0023
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

By the end of May 1982, the PLO had a remarkably accurate picture of Israeli war plans. The PLO expected one of two scenarios. The first envisaged armoured attacks through Nabatiyya and Tyre linking ... More


Naval Strategies in Collision: Britain, the USA, and Japan at the Beginning of the Pacific War

Evan Mawdsley

in The Sea and the Second World War: Maritime Aspects of a Global Conflict

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781949668049
eISBN:
9781949668056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949668049.003.0003
Subject:
History, Military History

In the 1920s and 1930s, three important visions of future naval war in the Pacific were extant: the American ORANGE war plans, the Japanese "Attrition/Interception" concept, and the British ... More


A Theory of Alliance Treaty Negotiation Outcomes

Paul Poast

in Arguing about Alliances: The Art of Agreement in Military-Pact Negotiations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740244
eISBN:
9781501740251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740244.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the book's argument that joint war planning provides a useful conceptual framework for explaining agreement and nonagreement in alliance treaty negotiations. Drawing on ... More


Naval Gunfire Support In Operation Neptune: A Reexamination

Barbara Brooks Tomblin

in The United States and the Second World War: New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231201
eISBN:
9780823240791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231201.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter delivers a captivating narrative that takes readers from the choppy and cold waters of the French coast to the shores of North Africa, to Sicily, and to the ... More


Planning: Imagining and planning for death in wartime

Lucy Noakes

in Dying for the Nation: Death, Grief and Bereavement in Second World War Britain

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780719087592
eISBN:
9781526152015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526135650.00007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter traces the development of British plans to prevent, mitigate and cope with the mass death of civilians that was expected in any future conflict. It sets these within the political, ... More


Planning for Unity: The Popular Front

Daniel Ritschel

in The Politics of Planning: The Debate on Economic Planning in Britain in the 1930s

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206477
eISBN:
9780191677151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206477.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

This chapter discusses the 1936 campaign for a ‘Popular’ or ‘People's Front’ which is paradoxically both the apotheosis and the end of the inter-war planning debate. It shows that, although motivated ... More


From Conquest to Containment: The Legacy of Occupation

C. T. Sandars

in America’s Overseas Garrisons: The Leasehold Empire

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296874
eISBN:
9780191685293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296874.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter discusses the initial post-World War II planning of the U.S. and the legacy of occupation. After the war, the U.S. deployed occupation forces in Germany and Japan, two principal enemy ... More


Analyzing Alliance Treaty Negotiation Outcomes

Paul Poast

in Arguing about Alliances: The Art of Agreement in Military-Pact Negotiations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740244
eISBN:
9781501740251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740244.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores basic patterns in the data described in the previous chapter using cross tabulations. These tabulations show that having strategic and operational compatibility is strongly ... More


Planning for Victory

Dirk Bönker

in Militarism in a Global Age: Naval Ambitions in Germany and the United States before World War I

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450402
eISBN:
9780801463884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450402.003.0006
Subject:
History, Military History

This chapter examines how the obsessive quest for military victory, the cult of the decisive battle, and visions of large-scale battle came to define operational planning that focused on big-power ... More


A Hard Peace? Allied Preparations for the Occupation of Germany, 1943–1945

Jessica Reinisch

in The Perils of Peace: The Public Health Crisis in Occupied Germany

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199660797
eISBN:
9780191748295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660797.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter sets out the broad parameters of the Allies’ plans for public health work in defeated Germany. It shows that decisions and agreements reached in Washington and London in the early years ... More


Strategy, Diplomacy, and the Cold War: The United States, Turkey, And Nato, 1945–1952

Melvyn P. Leffler

in Safeguarding Democratic Capitalism: U.S. Foreign Policy and National Security, 1920-2015

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691196510
eISBN:
9781400888061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691196510.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter takes a look at U.S. war planning during the Cold War. Looking through Joint Chiefs of Staff records, the chapter shows that U.S. war planning, although crude, began in the early months ... More


Measuring War Planning and Negotiation Outcomes

Paul Poast

in Arguing about Alliances: The Art of Agreement in Military-Pact Negotiations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740244
eISBN:
9781501740251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740244.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter describes the data collection and data manipulation required to measure alliance treaty negotiation outcomes (agreement or nonagreement) and ideal war plan compatibility. To code ... More


Preparing for a New Enemy

in From Hot War to Cold: The U.S. Navy and National Security Affairs, 1945–1955

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756662
eISBN:
9780804770965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756662.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the emergence of the new enemy in the early postwar years. In the fall of 1945 the hopes of United States civilians and military leaders for a continuing period of peace were ... More


Negotiations and the Future of Alliance Studies

Paul Poast

in Arguing about Alliances: The Art of Agreement in Military-Pact Negotiations

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781501740244
eISBN:
9781501740251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501740244.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This concluding chapter summarizes the book's main claims and empirical findings, discussing the implications of these findings as well as directions for future research. At their heart, alliance ... More


Made in the USA, 1940–1943

Patricia Clavin

in Securing the World Economy: The Reinvention of the League of Nations, 1920-1946

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199577934
eISBN:
9780191744211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577934.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Modern History, Economic History

In September 1940, the League of Nations established a Mission at the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton. While colleagues back in Geneva were isolated, the Princeton Mission served as a hub of ... More


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