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The Schlieffen Plan

The 'Schlieffen Plan' /

The ‘Schlieffen Plan’ /

General Count von Schlieffen (1833 – 1913) was Chief of the German General Staff from 1891 until he retired in 1905. As a testament to his work for Germany, he finished an operational plan with which Germany could successfully attack France.

With certain modifications, the ‘Schlieffen Plan’ as it became known, was used as the basis for the massive German attack in 1914. Schlieffen believed a number of things, based on his military knowledge, and general awareness of exactly what was what and what could be done, or not done:


By | 2010-10-31T11:03:34+00:00 October 31st, 2010|German History, World History|0 Comments
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