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The March on Paris: The Memoirs of Alexander Von Kluck, 1914-1918

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Von Kluck saw active military service at an early age during the Seven Weeks' War of 1866 and, in 1870-71, the Franco-Prussian War. Rising through the army, he became inspector general of the Seventh Army District in 1913.During the First World War von Kluck commanded the German First Army, notably in the Schlieffen Plan offensive against Paris at the start of the war in A ...more
Paperback, 134 pages
Published April 19th 2012 by Frontline Books
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The Schlieffen Plan has always struck me as a plan gone wrong. The idea in 1914 was for the German armies to outflank Paris to the west, and then to envelop and surround the city. That didn't happen. Instead, just outside of Paris, the extreme right wing headed south to the Marne and passed Paris to the east. That cost the Germans a quick victory and condemned all sides to slugging it out in trench warfare on the Western Front. I have always wondered why that happened.

This book goes a long way t
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Neal R St Jacques
Oct 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My review will be relatively short as "Stephen" has given an excellent summary of the book and battle. Having just finished the book, but read several others on the topic, I will add to "Stephen's" summary.
Yes, Von Kluck's apparent frustration with high command (Von Moltke) is evident throughout the book. In fact the Supreme Command, Von Moltke and staff, were hundreds of miles away in a chateau with the Kaiser- Von Moltke has been accused by historians of lacking the leadership necessary to co
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