Subtitled 'Erich von Falkenhayn and the Development of Attrition 1870-1916'
Published by Cambridge University Press in 2005, 301 pages. Hardback with Dust Jacket (A1FWSO)
From the front inside fly leaf: Almost 90 years since its conclusion, the battle of Verdun is still little understood. German Strategy and the Path to Verdun is a detailed examination of this seminal battle based on research conducted in archives long thought lost. Material returned to Germany from the former Soviet Union has allowed for a reinterpretation of Erich von Falkenhayn's overall strategy for the war and of the development of German operational and tactical concepts to fit this new strategy of attrition. By taking a long view of the development of German military ideas from the end of the Franco-German War in 1871, German Strategy and the Path to Verdun also gives much-needed context to Falkenhayn's ideas and the course of one of the greatest battles of attrition the world has ever known.
The condition of the book is generally very good. The dust jacket has some minor scuffs, and light wear along the edges and corners, but the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.