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

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ISBN-10: 0521841933

ISBN-13: 9780521841931

Edition: 2004

Authors: Robert T. Foley, Hew Strachan, Geoffrey Wawro

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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.
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Book details

List price: $124.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 1/6/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 316
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Robert T. Foley is a Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department, King's College London at the Joint Services Command and Staff College. He is the editor and translator of Alfred von Schlieffen's Military Writings, 2002.

List of illustrations
Table of ranks
The Volkskreig in German military thought
The (re)birth of Ermattungsstrategie
The short-war belief
The rise of Stellungskrieg
Competing strategic visions
Attack in the east
Defence in the west
Verdun: the plan
Verdun: the execution
Verdun: the failure