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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Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: Zuber will have none of this.

Inventing the Schlieffen Plan

Bibliographic Information Print publication date: Eric Walters rated it tje it Jan 05, For the author, the memorandum represents a detailed concept paper that called, as had some earlier exercises, for an initial German attack in the west, moving through Belgium and Holland on the way to France in a sweep possibly going west of Paris.

Moltke’s successor, General Alfred von Waldersee, continued to worry about a major French assault against Lorraine, thereby anticipating Schlieffen’s own fixation with the same problem.

Classical, Early, and Medieval Prose and Writers: Nicholas Smith rated it liked it Jan 08, Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service.


Print Save Cite Email Share. Akila Subramanian rated it really liked it Jul 08, Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31, Therefore, the Germans were defeated on the Marne. This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. At the same time he reminds readers that Schlieffen always fretted about a French attack in Lorraine, finally believing that superior use of Germany’s internal rail network could offset the danger Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford.

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Intrepid86 marked it as to-read Sep 22, David marked it as to-read Apr 07, By arguing that the hapless Helmuth von Moltke wrecked the perfect “Plan,” responsibility for the loss could be shifted to one dead general instead inventting the vaunted General Staff. Authors Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Be the first to ask a question about Inventing the Schlieffen Plan. Military Engineers Bruce P. Moltke’s Ostaufmarsch, 3. It was the perfect example of the evils of German militarism: Overview Description Table of Contents. That is the Germans had a set and detailed plan to invade Belgium and sweep past Paris in a giant flanking maneuver once the order to mobilize was given.

Pratiksha Mainkar marked it as to-read Mar 16, And, in the end, the Schlieffen plan failed at the battle of the Marne. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: German War Planning 1871-1914

The Great War began schlieffsn August allegedly because the Schlieffen plan forced the German government to transform a Balkan quarrel into a World War by attacking France.

He thought the right wing which in only one of his war games included attacking Belgium first before the French would hit the flanks and rear of the French line of Forts in Lorraine while the left tne would retreat and the counterattack the French Army and trap most of the Army and deny them the safety of their forts.

Andrew marked it as to-read Aug 03, It can be ordered now for inventign when back in stock. Chapter Six Excuses and accusations.

From these records Zuber concludes that the famous Denkschrift cannot be called a war plan; in fact, it remained in its original form in a family cupboard until Schliefgen titles OR Journal titles. Moltke’s war plan, 6.