Schlieffen Plan
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Schlieffen Plan

Right up to the outbreak of the war in August 1914, the memorandum submitted by Count Alfred von Schlieffen in the winter of 1905/1906 outlined the basic strategic conception with which the German Reich entered the First World War – albeit in a version that had been modified several times by Helmuth von Moltke (the Younger). Although the significance of the Schlieffen Plan has been radically challenged in recent historical research (Zuber, 2002), the plan’s offensive strategy has r…

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Cornelissen, Christoph, “Schlieffen Plan”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 25 June 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0529>
First published online: 2015



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