The schlieffen plan the university press of kentucky. Military strategy is a collective name for planning the conduct of warfare. International perspectives on the german strategy for world war i foreign military studies 97808147468 and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Was germany doomed in world war i by the schlieffen plan. Cordiale with great britain in 1904, led schlieffen to devise a military strategy. International perspectives on the german strategy for world war i ebook written by hans ehlert, michael epkenhans, gerhard p. Robert foley provides translations of schlieffens staff rides and other publications, as well as some rarely seen selections from the archives. Zabecki, has been named the winner of the arthur goodzeit book award given by the new york military affairs. Describe the strategy of war called for in the schlieffen. The book also includes a section of contemporary photographs. A reexamination of the schlieffen plan the strategy bridge. Count alfred yon schlieffen, the revered chief of the german general staff, was. The cornerstone of schlieffens war planning was undoubtedly the strategic counteroffensive.
Specialised books for the serious student of conflict. The schlieffen plan was the operational plan for a designated attack. Upks schlieffen plan named best military history uknow. The main line of strategic theory, however, followed clausewitz and culminated in the work of the prussiangerman school of h. International perspectives on the german strategy for world war i, edited by hans ehlert, michael epkenhans and gerhard p. He was chief of staff from 1891 to 1905 and excelled precisely at careful preparation and thinking in abstract terms about the military challenge that germanys geopolitical position represented. The book is part of the university press of kentuckys foreign military studies series which features original works, translations, and reprints of classics outside the.
The strategiestreit strategy debate was a public and sometimes acrimonious argument after. His work was influential and was part of the strategy during the u. Oct 14, 2014 with the creation of the francorussian alliance and the failure of the reinsurance treaty in the late nineteenth century, germany needed a strategy for fighting a twofront war. Causes of the schlieffenmoltke plan 989 words bartleby. This important new book makes some of schlieffens more important texts available to an englishspeaking audience for the first time. Causes of the schlieffen moltke plan 1191 words 5 pages. The foundation of germanys military strategy in world war i. To be sure, in a war against france alone he schlieffen favored an allout attack, but in a twofront war he insisted on a purely counteroffensive strategy. In any event, schlieffens theories, as described in his book cannae, became.
He was part of an old prussian noble family, the schlieffen family. Gross and translated by retired army major general david t. Beetle bailey, sergeant bilko, the green books, and. This book will be indispensable reading for all serious students of german military history and the first world war and will also appeal to the informed general reader. For generations, historians have considered schlieffens writings to be the foundation of germanys military strategy in world war i and have hotly debated the reasons why the plan, as executed. At the start of the 20 th century, germany had a strategy for fighting a war in europe. Zuber produced a thesis that challenged the current thinking on schlieffen and the war plan that bore his name.
The schlieffen plan, devised a decade before the start of world war i, outlined a strategy for germany to avoid fighting at its eastern and western fronts simultaneously. Schlieffen was born in berlin on 28 february 1833 as the son of a prussian army officer. Scanned document us army center of military history. The schlieffen plan is named the winner of the arthur. June 4, 2015 the university press of kentucky upk book the schlieffen plan. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read the schlieffen plan. List of books and articles about military strategy online. Schlieffen realized that on the outbreak of war russia. His name lived on in the 190506 schlieffen plan, then aufmarsch i, a deployment plan and operational guide for a decisive initial offensive operationcampaign in a onefront war against the french third republic.
Military strategy deals with the planning and conduct of campaigns, the movement and disposition of forces, and the deception of the enemy. The texts reproduced here include on war of today, cannae, millionman armies and schlieffens last kriegsspiel. International perspectives on the german strategy for world war i foreign military studies ehlert, hans, epkenhans, michael, gross, gerhard p. Schlieffens operational concept collapsed in world war i in the face of logistic realities. His name lived on in the 1905 schlieffen plan, the strategic plan for victory in a twofront war against the russian empire to the east and the. Derived from the greek strategos, strategy was seen as the art of the general. The foundation of germanys military strategy in world war i paperback june 4, 2018. His memorandum for a war against france, which incorporated a mechanized cavalry as well as new technologies in weaponry, advocated that germany concentrate its field army to the west and annihilate the french army within a few weeks. Try searching on jstor for other items related to this book. With the creation of the francorussian alliance and the failure of the reinsurance treaty in the late nineteenth century, germany needed a strategy for fighting a twofront war. Modern strategy and tactics total war and mechanized war. Schlieffen plan german military history britannica. Aug 31, 2018 the original schlieffen plan was later modified by other military leaders.1085 4 366 605 586 1411 414 425 687 180 1383 599 859 451 176 1397 974 1433 630 38 703 1484 1374 540 1269 972 295 1457 547 1042 705 1007 1324 1403 173 130 184 1189 150 1441