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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Want to Read saving…. A newly available German staff memorandum, written by Major Wilhelm Dieckmann in the s, allows Zuber to examine Schlieffen’s staff rides, war games, and memoranda between and Be the first to ask a question about Inventing the Schlieffen Plan.
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Inventing the Schlieffen plan
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 According to Dr Zuber, Schlieffen was more interested and believed in counterattack and the use Germany’s interior position and its railway to attack the flanks specifically at the line of retreat.
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.
Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: And, in the end, the Schlieffen plan failed at the battle of the Marne. Yevgeny Gudkov marked it as to-read Mar 04, Steve marked it as to-read Apr 06, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Tom Penney rated it it was amazing Oct 26, Books by Terence Zuber.
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There was never a Schlieffen Plan, the general actually favored a defensive-offensive approach, and the famous Denkschrift simply represented a plea for additional military manpower. Classical, Early, and Medieval Plays and Playwrights: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. View freely available titles: It was the perfect example of the evils of German militarism: 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.
While in the Eastern Front, the Germany Army would use its rail system and the geography of East Prussia to attack the flanks and line of retreat of the either one of both Russian armies that were thought to be used to attack Germany. Chapter Six Excuses and accusations.