German Strategy and the Path to Verdun

German Strategy and the Path to Verdun

Erich Von Falkenhayn and the Development of Attrition, 1870-1916

Book - 2005
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Almost 90 years since its conclusion, the battle of Verdun is still little understood. German Strategy and the Path to Verdun is a detailed examination of this seminal battle based on research conducted in archives long thought lost. Material returned to Germany from the former Soviet Union has allowed for a reinterpretation of Erich von Falkenhayn's overall strategy for the war and of the development of German operational and tactical concepts to fit this new strategy of attrition. By taking a long view of the development of German military ideas from the end of the Franco-German War in 1871, German Strategy and the Path to Verdun also gives much-needed context to Falkenhayn's ideas and the course of one of the greatest battles of attrition the world has ever known.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
ISBN: 9780521841931
0521841933
Branch Call Number: 940.4013
Characteristics: x, 301 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.

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