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Day 132 - The Schlieffen Plan and the Siege of Liege Prompt

The Schlieffen Plan, was a military strategy by Field Marshall Alred von Schlieffen referring to the invasion of Belgium and France. He devised a one front attack plan in 1905, initially along the Belgium-Dutch border which was mainly regarded as a sound military blueprint by German historians, which was largely altered up by Schlieffen’s predecessor Moltke, probably leading to the downfall of Germany in the First World War. 291 more words


8th November 1902. Sleep-Walk to Nightmare.

It has been said that ‘We sleep-walked into World War I’, a war fought under the auspices of grandchildren of Queen Victoria.(1)

Things seemed different Today in 1902 when ‘Kaiser Bill’, the eldest grandson of Victoria, was in London to improve Anglo-German relations.  398 more words


Rare Color Photographs of German Front in World War I

Prior to the outbreak of war, German strategy was based almost entirely on the Schlieffen Plan. With the Franco-Russian Agreement in place, Germany knew that war with either of these combatants would result in war with the other, which meant that there would be war in both the west and the east… 15 more words

20th Century

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