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Invasion 1914 : The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne - Ian Senior

Invasion 1914

The Schlieffen Plan to the Battle of the Marne


Published: 19th August 2014
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In Invasion 1914, Ian Senior has woven together strategic analysis, diary entries, dramatic eyewitness accounts and interview transcripts from soldiers on the ground with consummate skill. For close to a century, accounts of the German invasion of France and the opening year of the First World War have been dominated by histories of British troops and their experience in battle, despite the fact that the British Expeditionary Force comprised just four divisions, while the French and Germans fielded 60 each. This title is 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.

About the Author

Ian Senior read Natural Sciences at Cambridge and has taught at Dulwich College for many years. He is also Associate Lecturer in the History of Art for the Open University and a Principal Examiner for the University of Cambridge International Examination Board. He first became interested in the battlefields of 1914 when visiting his wife's family in her native Belgium.

"1914: A new history of the German Invasion is Ian Senior s first book. I m sure it will not be his last." Military History Monthly

Introduction/ The Schlieffen-Molkte Plan/ Plan XVII/ Opening Moves/ The Battle of Charleroi/ The Retreat Begins/ The Battle of Guise/ The Retreat Continues/ The Eve of Battle/ Taken by Surprise/ Bloody Days at Trocy/ The Barrier of the Marshes/ Struggle for the High Ground/ Night Attack/ Stalemate on the Ourcq/ The Beginning of the End/ The Last Retreat/ Analysis/ Postcript/ Appendices/ Notes/ Bibliography/ Index

ISBN: 9781472803351
ISBN-10: 1472803353
Series: General Military
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 456
Published: 19th August 2014
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.7  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.37