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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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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 Wo ...more
Paperback, 316 pages
Published November 19th 2007 by Cambridge University Press (first published January 6th 2005)
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Robert T. Foley's book, "German Strategy.." is an examination of German military ideas from the end of the Franco-German War to the First World War. It culminates in an in-depth investigation of Falkenhayn's strategy for 1916, including the role of the Verdun battle in his overall plan.

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Dr. Robert Foley taught for five years at the Joint Services Command and Staff College. He is currently a lecturer in modern European history at the School of History, University of Liverpool.

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