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This chapter traces development of the Schlieffen plan myth. The Schlieffen plan was manufactured in by the General Staff historical section and senior. Terence Zuber. Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: German War Planning Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, xii + pp. $ Terence Zuber’s Inventing the Schlieffen Plan aggressively attacks a set of historical shibboleths: that Alfred von Schlieffen prepared a detailed invasion plan for.

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Jonathan rated it it was amazing Jul 03, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The Great War began in August allegedly because the Schlieffen plan forced the German government to transform a Balkan quarrel into a World War by attacking France.

David marked it as to-read Apr 07, In April the German army archive was destroyed in a British bombing raid.

Inventing the Schlieffen plan

This chapter traces development of the Schlieffen plan myth. Inventing the Schlieffen plan 2. Nicholas Smith rated it liked it Jan 08, This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level.

The general always worried about the risks of a two-front war and by thought Germany must attack first in the west, well ahead of Schlieffen’s later conclusion. Classical, Early, and Medieval Poetry and Poets: Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Akila Subramanian rated it really liked it Jul 08, That being said, on the whole, the book is very interesting and tackles what is considered to be a fundamental fact of the pre Great War.

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Therefore, the Germans were defeated on the Invening.

By arguing that the hapless Helmuth von Moltke wrecked the perfect “Plan,” responsibility for the loss could be shifted to one dead general instead of the vaunted General Staff. But the schema did not foresee war with Russia and made use sculieffen nonexistent troops, hence Zuber’s claim that it was an argument for more troops, not a real war plan. While the author doesn’t say it, this feels like his doctoral dissertation that he expanded into a book.

And, in the end, the Schlieffen infenting failed at the battle of the Marne. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

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Helmuth von Moltke the Younger. The American Revolution Robert Allison. Don’t have an account? More The existence of the Schlieffen plan has been one of the basic assumptions of 20th-century military history.

Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Tom Penney rated it it was amazing Oct 26, And, in the end, the Schlieffen plan failed at the battle of the Marne. Publications Pages Publications Pages. According to Dr Zuber, Schlieffen was more interested and believed p,an counterattack and the use Germany’s interior position and its railway to attack the flanks specifically at the line of retreat.

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Schlieffen’s war plan, 5.

Bibliographic Information Print publication date: Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. The existence of the Schlieffen plan has been one of the basic assumptions of twentieth-century military history.

Jeremy marked it as to-read Dec 27, Mihai Zodian rated it liked it Nov 15, The Journal of Military History. That is the Germans had a set dchlieffen detailed plan to invade Belgium and schliefren past Paris in a giant flanking maneuver once the order to mobilize was given. Terence Zuber, author More Less. Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Yet it has always been recognised that the Schlieffen plan included inconsistencies, which have never been satisfactorily explained.

The idea of a concrete plan that was created by Schlieffen and later messed with and botched by Moltke the younger was a post war effort by many members of the German military as a way to explain how Germany lost the Great War. Mark Robbins marked it as to-read Aug 06, Choose your country or region Close.

This book is definitely not for the casual reader. Joseph marked it as to-read Jan 27, Ellen Tillman marked it as to-read Apr 16, Oxford Scholarship Online This book is available as part of Oxford Scholarship Online – view abstracts and keywords at book and chapter level.