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With The Aid Of A Map Explain How The Schlieffen Plan Was Supposed To Be Carried Out

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Assignment A- 1st World War Alex Warner Q1. Explain how the Schlieffen Plan was meant to work. A German military officer, General Alfred Von Schlieffen, made a plan for the invasion of France in 1914. It was called the Schlieffen Plan. It was drawn up in 1905. ...read more.

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Then the German armies would split into different forces and surround Paris. Schlieffen believed that if Paris were captured, France would fall and surrender. A maximum time for invasion was calculated at six weeks. This was because Schlieffen believed that the Russian army would take at least six weeks to mobilise. ...read more.

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It meant that if any country invaded Belgium, Britain would declare war on that country. However, the German's thought that Great Britain would never stand by this because it was so old. This Schlieffen Plan was thought out well in advance of the war and looked as if it was going to be successful when it was on paper. However, when it was put into action it was very poorly executed, and was a total failure. ...read more.

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