German Strategy and the Path to Verdun: Erich von Falkenhayn and the Development of Attrition, 1870-1916


      German Strategy and the Path to Verdun: Erich von Falkenhayn and the Development of Attrition, 1870-1916
The term Battle of Verdun has become synonymous with senseless slaughter This book offers a new perspective on one of the twentieth century s bloodiest battles by examining the development of German military ideas from the end of the Franco German War in 1871 to the First World War Its use of recently released German sources held in the Soviet Union since the Second World War sheds new light on German ideas about attrition before and during the First World War. Free Read Kindle ePUB German Strategy and the Path to Verdun: Erich von Falkenhayn and the Development of Attrition, 1870-1916 by Robert T. Foley – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Dr Robert Foley taught for five years at the Joint Services Command and Staff College He is currently a lecturer in modern European history at the School of History, University of Liverpool.

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  • Hardcover
  • 301 pages
  • German Strategy and the Path to Verdun: Erich von Falkenhayn and the Development of Attrition, 1870-1916
  • Robert T. Foley
  • English
  • 15 April 2019
  • 0521841933

10 thoughts on “ German Strategy and the Path to Verdun: Erich von Falkenhayn and the Development of Attrition, 1870-1916

  1. says:

    Robert T Foley s book, German Strategy. is an examination of German military ideas from the end of the Franco German War to the First World War It culminates in an in depth investigation of Falkenhayn s strategy for 1916, including the role of the Verdun battle in his overall plan.The book is extremely well researched, and a look at the book sbibliography shows the hard work, and amount of research the author put into his study Sources include many unpublished documents from various Robert T Foley s book, German Strategy. is an examination of German military ideas from the end of the Franco German War to the First World War It culminates in an in depth investigation of Falkenhayn s strategy for 1916, including the role of the Verdun battle in his overall plan.The book is extremely well researched, and a look at the book sbibliography shows the hard work, and amount of research the author put into his study Sources include many unpublished documents from various archives in multiple countries.On the salient ...

  2. says:

    Really fascinating revisionist history that challenges the standard interpretations of Falkenhayn and Verdun that, essentially, Falkenhayn was a weak, vascillating leader and never intended Verdun to be a limited attritional offensive Foley traces the evolution of attritional approaches in German strategic thought from 1870, sparked largely by the continued French people s war resistance at the end of the Franco Prussian War, when the great battles of annihilation at Sedan and Metz failed Really fascinating revisionist history that challenges the standard interpretations of Falkenhayn and Verdun that, essentially, Falkenhayn was a weak, vascillating leader and never intended Verdun to be a limited attritional offensive Foley traces the evolution of attritional approaches in German strategic thought from 1870, sparked largely by the continued French people s war resistance at the end of the Franco Prussian War, when the great battles of annihilation at Sedan and Metz failed to secure the surrender of the French people as opposed to the government of Louis Napoleon, who was captured at Sedan This school of strategi...

  3. says:

    ave you read what they read It s a popular question to introduce any questionably smart reading list, but with this book it fits like a glove EVERY book since 2005 that even remotely deals with Verdun or German strategy in WWI has this book listed in the bibliography Why Because it kicks the gospel out of the church The Schlieffen Plan wasn t inevitable thank you, Terence Zuber, for pointing that out ad nauseam and Von Falkenhayn s plan to bleed the French Army to death was less ave you read what they read It s a popular question to introduce any questionably smart reading list, but with this book it fits like a glove EVERY book since 2005 that even remot...

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