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Opening moves: August 1914

Author: John Keegan
Publisher: New York: Ballantine Books, 1971.
Series: Ballantine's illustrated history of the violent century., Campaign book ;, no. 19.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lighting victory in the next war had been the dream of every general staff for fifty years before 1914. When war came, France and Germany raced to deliver the knock-out-blow. the French war plan was a disastrous failure. The German war plan seemed a brilliant success." -- back cover.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Keegan
ISBN: 0345023412 9780345023414
OCLC Number: 162420
Description: 160 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits; 21 cm.
Contents: War plans --
Mobilization and outbreak --
Lorraine and the Ardennes --
Liège and the Sambre --
The great retreat --
The miracle of the Marne --
Bibliography.
Series Title: Ballantine's illustrated history of the violent century., Campaign book ;, no. 19.
Other Titles: 1914, the opening moves.
Responsibility: John Keegan.

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"Lighting victory in the next war had been the dream of every general staff for fifty years before 1914. When war came, France and Germany raced to deliver the knock-out-blow. the French war plan was a disastrous failure. The German war plan seemed a brilliant success." -- back cover.

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