German Strategy and the Path to Verdun: Erich von Falkenhayn and the Development of Attrition, 1870-1916 by Robert T. Foley | 9780521841931 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
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

by Robert T. Foley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521841933

ISBN-13: 9780521841931

Pub. Date: 02/14/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521841931
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/14/2005
Series:
Cambridge Military Histories Series
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Acknowledgements; Table of ranks; Maps; Introduction; 1. The Volkskreig in German military thought; 2. The (re)birth of Ermattungsstrategie; 3. The short-war belief; 4. The rise of Stellungskrieg; 5. Competing strategic visions; 6. Attack in the east; 7. Defence in the west; 8. Verdun: the plan; 9. Verdun: the execution; 10. Verdun: the failure; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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