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The Great War-Post 2

The political state of Europe just before world war 1 is not easy to understand. So let me summarize it. Serbia is not happy with the Austria-Hungarian empire for various reasons like the annexation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. 552 more words

Terence Zuber, Military History, and Culture

I recently noticed that the English translation to of Der Schlieffenplan: Analysen und Dokumente, edited by Hans Ehlert, Michael Epkenhans, and Gerhard P. Groß, is now available from the University Press of Kentucky under the title… 1,154 more words


An Outline of the Schlieffen Plan

Since 1894 when France and Russia had concluded a military alliance, Imperial Germany had faced a nearly insoluble strategic problem. Further this problem was existential for the Second Reich… 479 more words

Military History

Entendez-vous, dans les campagnes, mugir ces féroces soldats?

August 22, 1914 was the bloodiest day in French history, and the death toll of 27,000 was the largest sustained by a single country over a twenty-four hour period throughout the whole of the war. 206 more words


Battle of the Frontiers 1914 (part 1)

 While the 80,000 men of the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) under General French crossed the channel between 12th & 20th August, the confrontation on the Western Front had already begun. 308 more words

Great War Wednesday: Belgium Shows Her Backbone

Germany had been spoiling for a war — with France especially — for over twenty years leading up to World War I. Unfortunately, given her position in the middle of Europe, any war was likely going to be a two-front affair and anyone who studies military history knows two-front wars are the nightmare of any nation’s military intelligentsia. 1,091 more words

Great War Wednesday

Journal Entry: Neighborhood Social, Part Deux

Journal entry, 8/8/14: Yesterday Mr. Cornwall published on this blog an account of Justice Minotaur’s failed attempt to secure a full table of hors d’oeuvres for himself at a social hosted by Minotaur’s nearest neighbor. 193 more words

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