Schlieffen, Alfred, Count von

Schlieffen, Alfred, Count von
 (1833–1913) Prussian field marshal and military strategist.

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  • Alfred von Schlieffen — Alfred Graf von [German title|Graf] Schlieffen mostly called Count Schlieffen (28 February 1833 ndash; 4 January 1913) was a German field marshal and strategist who served as Chief of the Imperial German General Staff from 1891 to 1905. His name… …   Wikipedia

  • Moltke, Helmuth von — ▪ German general [1800–91] Introduction in full  Helmuth Karl Bernhard, Count (graf) von Moltke  born October 26, 1800, Parchim, Mecklenburg [Germany] died April 24, 1891, Berlin, Germany  chief of the Prussian and German General Staff (1858–88)… …   Universalium

  • Schlieffen Plan — For the French counter plan, see Plan XVIIThe Schlieffen Plan was the German General Staff s early 20th century overall strategic plan for victory both on the Western Front against France and against Russia in the east, taking advantage of… …   Wikipedia

  • Schlieffen Plan — Plan of attack used by the German armies at the outbreak of World War I. It was named after its developer, Count Alfred von Schlieffen (1833–1913), former chief of the German general staff. To meet the possibility of Germany s facing a war… …   Universalium

  • Helmuth von Moltke the Elder — For the German field marshal at the start of the First World War, see Helmuth von Moltke the Younger. For the German resistance figure of the Nazi era, see Helmuth James Graf von Moltke. Helmuth Karl Bernhard Graf[1] von Moltke …   Wikipedia

  • Wolf pack Schlieffen — Schlieffen was a wolf pack of German U boats that operated during the battle of the Atlantic in World War II. ervice history Schlieffen was formed in October 1943 to operate against the North Atlantic convoy routes and comprised 14 boats.It… …   Wikipedia

  • Helmuth von Moltke the Younger — For the German military strategist of the 19th century, see Helmuth von Moltke the Elder. For the German resistance figure of the Nazi era, see Helmuth James Graf von Moltke. Helmuth Johann Ludwig von Moltke …   Wikipedia

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