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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Stalin’s Agent Boris Volodarsky. And, in the end, the Schlieffen plan failed at the battle of the Marne. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’. Jones is currently reading it Nov 06, Wilson rated it liked it Mar 02, Open Preview See a Problem?

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Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: German War Planning 1871-1914

Deepa Nair marked it as to-read Apr 13, Yet already Zuber’s views have become influential, for example, in the first volume of Hugh Strachan’s monumental history of the First World War.

May 14, Johnny rated it really liked it. The Great War began in August allegedly because the Schlieffen plan forced the Thee government to transform a Balkan quarrel into a World War by attacking France. Classical, Early, and Medieval World History: Zuber starts with a detailed evaluation of the elder Moltke’s strategic writings, writings that revealed flashes of great brilliance amid a sea of trite.


Katie rated it liked it Jan 03, 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 scblieffen a way to explain how Germany lost the Great War.

The new source can be usefully supplemented with Robert T. In April the German army archive was destroyed in a British bombing raid.

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Users without a schlieffne are not able to see the full content. 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. William is currently reading it Apr 18, Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: Eric Walters rated it liked it Jan 05, Overview Description Table of Contents.

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Chapter Six Excuses and accusations. 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 inventijg mobilize was given.


Terence Zuber’s Inventing the Schlieffen Plan aggressively attacks a set of historical shibboleths: 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.

Inventing the Schlieffen plan Inventing the Schlieffen plan Chapter: Gerhard Ritter further reinforced the myth in when, anxious to blame the German generals for militarism, he published the then recently discovered Schlieffen memorandum that had escaped destruction.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jacob Sharples marked it as to-read Oct 01, Military Engineers Bruce P. Edward Williams marked it as to-read Jun 21, It was usually done by those who wanted to coverup their own mistakes at the Battle of the Frontiers.

Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Jeremy marked it as to-read Dec 27, 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. Wikimedia Italia added it Dec 31,

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