Application in the Principles of War: The Schlieffen Plan
Goodin, J. A. Student Report. Air Command and Staff College. APR 1984. The Schlieffen Plan was Germany's contingency plan for a two-front war with France and Russia at the outbreak of European hostilities in 1914. This project describes the war plans of Germany and the Allies and accounts the first 33 days of WWI, ending in a German retreat at the Battle of the Marne. From the opening campaign of WW I, this project draws examples for illustrating the principles of war (as defined in AFM 1-1). It also provides questions and discussion for a seminar environment.