The Real Schlieffen Plan

  title={The Real Schlieffen Plan},
  author={R. Foley},
  journal={War in History},
  pages={115 - 91}
  • R. Foley
  • Published 2006
  • History
  • War in History
  • In recent years Terence Zuber has maintained that the document commonly known as the ‘Schlieffen Plan’ was, in fact, no real war plan. This article takes issue with Zuber’s far-ranging conclusions. It examines his use of sources, places German war planning in its wider political context, and considers evidence overlooked by Zuber. It demonstrates how a fundamental shift occurred in Germany’s strategic situation in 1905 and how this shift led to change in Germany’s war plans. Schlieffen’s 1905… CONTINUE READING
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