• Germany wanted to front avoid WAR.
Chief of staff: Alfred von Schlieffen
Priority: Defeat France quickly forcing them to surrender before Russia
had a chance to mobilize her armed forces.
He proposed attacking France through:
Difficult adversary: Russia and the need to knock out France early.
1906: Helmuth von Moltke made same
alterations to the plan.
Helmuth Von Moltke
c. 1907. Berlin
GERMANY invaded FRANCE on 4 AUGUST.
Soon, enormous numbers of well-equipped Germans, were moving
towards the French border.
23 OF AUGUST
BEF landed in FRANCE and met the advancing Germans!
Look at the map on the next
The British expedionary Force - page!!!
10th September BATTLE
French and British forces were able to prevent the
German plan for a swit and decisive victory, preventing
the success of the S Plan.
Long term, forcing Germany to fight a
German Army, was not beaten.
Their retreat, ended of a short war fot
the French and British.