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Schlieffen, Alfred Graf von 1833-1913

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Works: 168 works in 461 publications in 3 languages and 5,493 library holdings
Genres: Military history  History  Records and correspondence  Biography  Personal narratives‡vGerman  Maps 
Roles: Author, Creator, Dedicatee, Honoree, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: U102, 355
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Cannae by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

21 editions published between 1913 and 2014 in English and German and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 100 maps and diagrams are included. As one of the foremost of a new generation of officers around the time of Prussian expansionism and the birth of a federal Germany, he was to experience much warfare first-hand. After graduating with honours from the famed Prussian Kriegsakadamie he was appointed to the planning unit of the German General Staff. He was to see the plans that he worked upon come to bloody but successful conclusions during the wars with Austria in 1866 and most famously the annihilation of French army during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870. Schlieffen's lasting impression on the world was his famous "Schlieffen Plan" which he designed to enable the German army to knock France out of a two front war by a huge flanking manoeuvre through the Low Countries. He studied military history extensively leading to his most famous work was "Cannae", intended to explain and illustrate the driving idea of the battle of encirclement that had achieved so much success throughout history. Using examples from the wars of Hannibal, Frederick the Great, Napoleon and the recent German led wars with Austria and France, he sets out how the encirclement and destruction of an enemy's army should be achieved. The book was seen as a watershed in military theory and was widely read across the world; to ensure that the ideas were disseminated to their students the American Army translated it into English. The effect of Schlieffen's thinking was still felt by the senior officers that fought in the Second World War who were imbued with the principles of Cannae which would be so well defined as part of the German Blitzkrieg. No less a military leader but General Erich Ludendorff, the principal German strategist of the First World War, declared that Schlieffen was "one of the greatest soldiers ever." no mean testament to the man and his principal book
Alfred von Schlieffen's military writings by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

9 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over 80 years since his death, Generalfeldmarschall Alfred Graf von Schlieffen remains one of Imperial Germany's most intriguing figures. During his 15 years as Chief of the General Staff, Schlieffen left his stamp not just on the Kaiserheer, but also on the Reischswehr and the Wehrmacht. Although he never wrote a comprehensive work of theory, Schlieffen's ideas have inspired countless books and articles - many of which argue that his military theories brought ruin to Germany and the rest of Europe in the First World War. Few other personalities from Wilhelmine Germany have provoked as much ink, or as much acrimony, as Alfred von Schlieffen." "This important new book makes some of Schlieffen's more important texts available to an English-speaking audience for the first time. Robert Foley provides translations of Schlieffen's staff rides and other publications, as well as some rarely seen selections from the archives. Each selection is fully annotated, putting the document into context for the modern reader. The texts reproduced here include 'On War of Today', 'Cannae', 'Million-Man Armies' and 'Schlieffen's Last Kriegsspiel'. The book also includes a section of contemporary photographs. 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."--Jacket
Gesammelte Schriften by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

18 editions published between 1913 and 1978 in German and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedrich der Grosse by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

24 editions published between 1912 and 1927 in German and English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Værk om Frederik 2. den Store 1912 i anledning af 200-året for dennes fødsel af A. von Schlieffen. Værket haves i 1. tryk som tillægshæfte til 9. årgang 1912 af "Viertelsjahrshefte für Troppenführung und Heereskunde" udgivet af den tyske "Grossen Generalstabe". Et særtryk udkom samme år - 2. oplag 1927 af dette særtryk med forord af general Hans von Seeckt (1866-1936) haves som ex. 2
Gesammelte Schriften by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

10 editions published in 1913 in German and Undetermined and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dienstschriften des Chefs des Generalstabes der Armee Generalfeldmarschalls Graf von Schlieffen by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

4 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On war by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

21 editions published between 1814 and 1937 in German and Undetermined and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On War is the most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy. Since the work's first appearance in 1832, it has been read throughout the world, and has stimulated generations of soldiers, statesmen, and intellectuals. The most significant attempt in Western history to understand war, both in its internal dynamics and as an instrument of policy, Carl von Clausewitz's book stands as one of the world's great classic works on the subject
Cannae : mit einer Auswahl von Aufsätzen und Reden des Feldmarschalls sowie einer Einführung und Lebensbeschreibung von General der Infanterie Frhr von Freytag-Loringhoven by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

6 editions published in 1925 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dette værk blev udgivet posthumt 1925 af H. Freytag-Loringhoven med Schlieffens biografi og indføring af udgiveren samt et udvalg af Schlieffens taler - selve værket beskrivet slaget ved Cannae med bl. a. kilde i Polybius med paralleller og sammenligninger: Frederik 2. den Store/Napoleon 1. - Hannibal/Bismarck/Gneisenau/Benedek, forfatterens egne erfaringer fra 1866 og 1870-71, feltherrer, millionhære, krigen i samtiden
Gneisenau by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

5 editions published between 1935 and 1940 in German and Undetermined and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cannae; mit einer Auswahl von Aussäken und Reden des Feldmarschalls sowie einer Einführung und Lebensbeschreibung by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

1 edition published in 1925 in German and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Von Scharnhorst zu Schlieffen, 1806-1906; hundert jahre preussisch-deutscher generalstab, auf veranlassung des Reichswehrministeriums bearbeitet von aktiven und ehemaligen offizieren des reichsheeres und zusammengestellt by Friedrich Ernst Eduard Arnold von Cochenhausen( Book )

3 editions published in 1933 in German and Undetermined and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tysk bog der skildrer de tyske krige og de kendte generaler i generalstaben i en hundredeårig periode, fra 1806-1906
Graf Schlieffen und der weltkrieg by Wolfgang Foerster( Book )

2 editions published between 1925 and 1929 in German and French and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trebindsværk om Schlieffen-planen fra tiden før den første Verdenskrig 1914-1918 og om hvordan det tyske felttog faktisk blev udført. Flerbindsværket der også imdeholder kort blev udgivet på forlaget Mittler & Sohn i Berlin 1921. Bd. 1 handler om felttoget i tiden frem til Marneslaget 1914, bd. 2 om østoffensiven 1915 i Galizien og Rusland og med betragtninger over feltherren Falkenhayn's føring og endelig 3. bind om den tyske feltherre Ludendorff og om den langvarige krig i Frankrig
Briefe. by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

6 editions published in 1958 in German and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dienstschriften des Chefs des Generalstabes der Armee Generalfeldmarschalls Graf von Schlieffen by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

4 editions published in 1937 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Grossen Generalstabsreisen - Ost - aus den Jahren 1891-1905 by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

2 editions published in 1938 in German and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die taktisch-strategischen Aufgaben aus den Jahren 1891-1905 by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

3 editions published between 1927 and 1937 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der feldzug 1812 in Russland und die befreiungskriege von 1813-15 by Carl von Clausewitz( Book )

5 editions published in 1906 in German and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Udgaven er forsynet med en biografi ved Schlieffen indeholdende en værdsættelse eller hyldest af Clausewitz
Kriegslehren by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

7 editions published in 1942 in German and Undetermined and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geist der spekulativen Philosophie by Dietrich Tiedemann( Book )

1 edition published in 1793 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dienstschriften des Chefs des Generalstabes der Armee Generalfeldmarschalls Graf von Schlieffen by Alfred Schlieffen( Book )

5 editions published between 1937 and 1938 in German and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alfred von Schlieffen's military writings
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Alfred 1833-1913 Graf von Schlieffen

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阿尔弗雷德·冯·施里芬

Languages
German (176)

English (61)

French (14)

Covers
Inventing the Schlieffen plan : German war planning, 1871-1914