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

Author: Terence Zuber
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Named Person: Alfred Schlieffen, Graf von; Alfred Schlieffen, Graf von
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Terence Zuber
ISBN: 0199250162 9780199250165
OCLC Number: 50101601
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universität Würzburg.
Description: xii, 340 pages : maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Inventing the Schlieffen Plan --
Moltke's Ostaufamarsch, 1871-1886 --
Fortresses, spies, and crisis, 1886-1890 --
Schlieffen's war plan, 1891-1905 --
Moltke's war plan, 1906-1914 --
Excuses and accusations.
Responsibility: Terence Zuber.
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Zuber's scholarly work will play an important role in the continuing debates on military planning and on its relationship to the coming of World War One. Journal of European Studies Zuber has Read more...

 
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