FREE SHIPPING

on all orders of $79 or more

$3 OFF your purchase of $60 or more!
Use coupon code SATURDAY in checkout.

Invasion 1914 The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne

, by
Invasion 1914 The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne by Senior, Ian, 9781472803351
Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
  • ISBN: 9781472803351 | 1472803353
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/19/2014
  • Buy New Book

    Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days

    $12.45

The German invasion of France and Belgium in August 1914 came agonizingly close to defeating the French armies, capturing Paris and ending the First World War before the autumn leaves had fallen. The initial German strategy revolved around, and in part depended on, rapid victory over the French, but they were unable to deliver the knock-out blow they had planned - and the surprisingly fluid battles of the early days of the war deteriorated into the defensive, trench-based warfare which was to see the war drag on for another four years of unprecedented slaughter.

Ian Senior has woven together strategic analysis, diary entries, dramatic eyewitness accounts and interview transcripts from soldiers on the ground with consummate skill. He has produced a remarkable new narrative history that for the first time focuses on the experiences of French and German troops in the long hot summer of 1914 as the outcome of the war hung in the balance, revealing how the defiant French opposition and failings in the German invasion plans ultimately foiled the German war machine and changed the course of the war.

You might also enjoy...



Please wait while the item is added to your bag...