French Strategy in 1914: Joffreis Own

  title={French Strategy in 1914: Joffreis Own},
  author={R. A. Doughty},
  journal={The Journal of Military History},
  pages={427 - 454}
  • R. A. Doughty
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • The Journal of Military History
  • In August 1914, General Joseph Joffre controlled the design and execution of French strategy. After concentrating the French army on the northeast frontier in the opening days of the war, he waited until after the Germans began their advance to complete the design of his strategy and did not fully inform his political superiors or his military subordinates until he published General Instructions No. 1 on 8 August. As Joffre implemented his strategy, he complied with the provisions of the Franco… CONTINUE READING
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