"This important new book makes some of Schlieffen's more important texts available to an English-speaking audience for the first time. Robert Foley provides translations of Schlieffen's staff rides and other publications, as well as some rarely seen selections from the archives. Each selection is fully annotated, putting the document into context for the modern reader. The texts reproduced here include 'On War of Today', 'Cannae', 'Million-Man Armies' and 'Schlieffen's Last Kriegsspiel'. The book also includes a section of contemporary photographs. This book will be indispensable reading for all serious students of German military history and the First World War and will also appeal to the informed general reader."--BOOK JACKET.
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