Of war plans and war guilt: The debate surrounding the Schlieffen Plan

  title={Of war plans and war guilt: The debate surrounding the Schlieffen Plan},
  author={A. Mombauer},
  journal={Journal of Strategic Studies},
  pages={857 - 885}
  • A. Mombauer
  • Published 2005
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Strategic Studies
  • Abstract This article outlines the controversy surrounding the thesis advanced by Terence Zuber that there never was a Schlieffen Plan and that German war planning in 1914, far from having the aggressive edge that historians have attributed to it for decades, was in fact designed to deal with a Franco-Russian attack on Germany. In addition to reviewing the debate precipitated by Zuber's thesis, this article also takes a closer look at how Germany prepared for war in the years 1906–14, and… CONTINUE READING
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