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Helmuth Von Moltke and the Origins of the First World War

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This book explores the influence of Helmuth von Moltke, Germany's Chief of the General Staff between 1906 and 1914. Based largely on previously-unknown primary sources, it shows that Moltke's influence on the Kaiser and on Germany's political decision-making to have been decisive, helping to foster an increasingly confrontational mood. The book also takes issue with the common perception of Moltke as a reluctant military leader, concluding that he was both bellicose and ambitious and played a crucial role in the outbreak of the First World War.

Synopsis:

A study of the influence of German Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke, 1906-1914.

Synopsis:

Focusing on Germany's Chief of Staff 1906-1914, this book offers a fresh analysis of the origins of the First World War. It gives a fundamental re-evaluation of the circumstances leading to the outbreak of war, showing Moltke for the first time to have been a persistent advocate of war.

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Military decision-making in Wilhelmine Germany; 2. Alfred von Schlieffen and Helmuth von Moltke: 'military genius' and 'reluctant military leader'; 3. From crisis to crisis: the international background to military planning in the pre-war years; 4. The July crisis and the outbreak of war: the German perspective; 5. The General Staff at war; Conclusion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521019569
Editor:
Baldwin, Peter
Editor:
Clark, Christopher
Editor:
Baldwin, Peter
Editor:
Clark, Christopher
Author:
Mombauer, Annika
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Military - World War I
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes.
Subject:
World War, 1914-1918--Causes World War, 1914-
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
New Studies in European History
Publication Date:
20050631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16 b/w illus. 3 maps
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.77 in. 1.11 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A study of the influence of German Chief of Staff Helmuth von Moltke, 1906-1914.
"Synopsis" by , Focusing on Germany's Chief of Staff 1906-1914, this book offers a fresh analysis of the origins of the First World War. It gives a fundamental re-evaluation of the circumstances leading to the outbreak of war, showing Moltke for the first time to have been a persistent advocate of war.
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