Through the Looking Glass: German Strategic Planning Before 1914

@article{Herwig2015ThroughTL,
  title={Through the Looking Glass: German Strategic Planning Before 1914},
  author={H. Herwig},
  journal={The Historian},
  year={2015},
  volume={77},
  pages={290 - 314}
}
  • H. Herwig
  • Published 2015
  • Sociology
  • The Historian
  • In August 1914 the armies of Imperial Germany went to war according to a single-force design, the Schlieffen Plan. That operations plan had not been coordinated with the Prussian War Ministry, the Imperial German Navy, the Foreign Office, the Chancery, or even the Austro-Hungarian ally. As a result, there existed no coordinated national strategy—much less an alliance strategy—and no jointforces command. The German armies headed west, hoping somewhere in northern France to crush the combined… CONTINUE READING
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