Home Before the Leaves Fall A New History of the German Invasion of The German invasion of France and Belgium in August came within an ace of defeating the French armies capturing Paris and ending the First World War before the autumn leaves had fallen But the

  • Title: Home Before the Leaves Fall: A New History of the German Invasion of 1914
  • Author: Ian Senior
  • ISBN: 9781780968667
  • Page: 283
  • Format: ebook
  • The German invasion of France and Belgium in August 1914 came within an ace of defeating the French armies, capturing Paris, and ending the First World War before the autumn leaves had fallen But the German armies failed to score the knock out blow they had planned The war would drag on for four years of unprecedented slaughter.There are many accounts of 1914 from the BrThe German invasion of France and Belgium in August 1914 came within an ace of defeating the French armies, capturing Paris, and ending the First World War before the autumn leaves had fallen But the German armies failed to score the knock out blow they had planned The war would drag on for four years of unprecedented slaughter.There are many accounts of 1914 from the British point of view The achievements of the British Expeditionary Force were the stuff of legend, but in reality there were only four divisions in the field the French and Germans had than 60 each The real story of the battle can only be told by an author with the skill to mine the extensive German and French archives Ian Senior does this with consummate skill, weaving together strategic analysis with diary entries and interview transcripts from the soldiers on the ground to create a remarkable new history In addition, all previous classic histories on the subject either focus virtually exclusively on the British experiences or are now very out of date such as Barbara Tuchman s Guns of August 1962 or Sewell Tyng s Campaign of the Marne 1935.Supported by up numerous sketch maps, extensive archival research and poignant first hand accounts, Home before the leaves fall is an accessible, narrative account of the German invasion that came within an ace of victory, that long hot summer.

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    1. After reading Maurice Genevoix' Sous Verdun, Août - Octobre 1914, the first of five volumes of the literary re-working of his war journal written during the first nine months of World War I, in which the reader is given a soldier's eye view of the first months of the war and in which nobody, especially this reader, has any inkling of the big picture,(*) I decided I had to read Ian Senior's Home Before the Leaves Fall: A New History of the German Invasion of 1914 (2012) before proceeding with Ge [...]

    2. Home Before the Leaves Fall is a solid contribution to the crowded field of books covering the Western Front in the fall of 1914. While many books in English focus heavily on a British/German point of view while leaving the French mostly on the sidelines (despite the fact there were about ten times as many French soldiers participating in the early battles as English), Ian Senior leans heavily towards the German/French conflict and touches only very briefly on the battles of Mons and Le Cateau. [...]

    3. I didn't finish it. I wouldn't finish it. It's just not a book you read, it's a study aid. Very thorough, but confusing due to the exhausting density. Kudos to Ian Senior for his tireless devotion to the subject matter, but it wasn't for me. The minutiae of politics and military planning don't interest me as much as commentary, summation, and narrative streams. More of an academic work, it's too dry for my taste.

    4. Summary: This is a new account of Germany’s invasion of France at the beginning of World War I, describing how it almost succeeded and why it ultimately ended in stalemate.German, French and British forces all thought the conflict that became World War I would be a brief one, resulting either in victory for the Germans or a decisive repulsing of the German threat. The boys were promised they would be “home before the leaves fall.”Ian Senior’s account of the German invasion of France thro [...]

    5. A balanced, well-written history of the German invasion of France and Belgium, told from the German perspective. Senior tells the story of the beginning of the war, the role played by France in defeating German aspirations, the blunders of the Germans, and the ultimate defeat of the flawed Schlieffen Plan.Senior’s coverage of the German and French commanders is mostly good although it seems a bit superficial at times. He clearly shows how Joffre managed to retain a degree of control over the b [...]

    6. Terrific book about the beginning of WWI to the Battle of the Marne in Seotember of 1914. The interesting thing about this book is that it concentrates more on the French/German battles as opposed to the British contributions. I learned a great deal and appreciate the author's analysis at the end.

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