List of Maps/ Introduction/ The Schlieffen-Molkte Plan/ Plan XVII/ Opening Moves/ The Battle of Charleroi/ The Retreat Begins/ The Battle of Guise/ The Retreat Continues/ The Eve of Battle/ Taken by Surprise/ Bloody Days at Trocy/ The Barrier of the Marshes/ Struggle for the High Ground/ Night Attack/ Stalemate on the Ourcq/ The Beginning of the End/ The Last Retreat/ Analysis/ Postcript/ Appendices/ Notes/ Bibliography/ Index
The result of years of research in British, French and German archives, this is a new critical history of how close Germany came to winning the First World War in 1914.
Ian Senior read Natural Sciences at Cambridge and has taught at Dulwich College for many years. He is also Associate Lecturer in the History of Art for the Open University and a Principal Examiner for the University of Cambridge International Examination Board. He first became interested in the battlefields of 1914 when visiting his wife's family in her native Belgium.
"1914: A new history of the German Invasion is Ian Senior s first book. I m sure it will not be his last." Military History Monthly