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  2. Alfred von Schlieffen - Wikipedia

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    Alfred Graf von Schlieffen, generally called Count Schlieffen (German pronunciation: [ˈʃliːfn̩]; 28 February 1833 – 4 January 1913) was a German field marshal and strategist who served as chief of the Imperial German General Staff from 1891 to 1906.

  3. Alfred von Schlieffen - Wikipedia

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    Biografie. Schlieffen stamde uit het Pommerse geslacht Von Schlieffen wiens leden van oudsher werkzaam waren in het Pruisische leger en de ambtenarij. Alfred was een zoon van Magnus Graf von Schlieffen (1796–1864) en zijn vrouw Auguste, geboren von Schönberg (1808–1890), een dochter van Moritz Haubold von Schönberg die de hoogste bestuursambtenaar van Pommeren en Silezië was.

  4. Alfred von Waldersee – Wikipedia

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    Alfred Heinrich Karl Ludwig Graf von Waldersee (* 8.April 1832 in Potsdam; † 5. März 1904 in Hannover) war ein preußischer Generalfeldmarschall.Er befehligte überwiegend Militäreinheiten in Hannover, war von 1888 bis 1891 Chef des Großen Generalstabs und um 1900 Oberbefehlshaber eines multinationalen Truppenkontingents, das zur Niederschlagung des chinesischen Boxeraufstands nach Peking ...

  5. Why did the Schlieffen Plan Fail? - History in Charts

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    Schlieffen favored the use of a strong defense, followed by a devastating counter-offensive to defeat Germany’s enemies. This plan would make use of the extensive German rail network to quickly move troops between fronts and defeat each nation one at a time. German leaders called this plan Aufmarsch II West. Alfred von Schlieffen via Wikimedia

  6. World War I - Military technology and initial strategies

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    His immediate successor, Alfred von Waldersee, also believed in staying on the defensive in the west. Alfred, Graf von Schlieffen , who served as chief of the German general staff from 1891 to 1905, took a contrary view, and it was the plan he developed that was to guide Germany’s initial wartime strategy.

  7. Helmuth von Moltke | German military commander [1848–1916]

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    Helmuth von Moltke, (born May 25, 1848, Gersdorff, Mecklenburg [Germany]—died June 18, 1916, Berlin), chief of the German General Staff at the outbreak of World War I. His modification of the German attack plan in the west and his inability to retain control of his rapidly advancing armies significantly contributed to the halt of the German offensive on the Marne in September 1914 and the ...