Chapter Four. War in the West, 1914–16

  1. John Horne Professor member
  1. Holger H. Herwig Professor Chair

Published Online: 19 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444323634.ch4

A Companion to World War I

A Companion to World War I

How to Cite

Herwig, H. H. (2010) War in the West, 1914–16, in A Companion to World War I (ed J. Horne), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444323634.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Author Information

  1. University of Calgary, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405123860

Online ISBN: 9781444323634

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • war in the west, 1914–16 - Western Europe, a beehive of activity in August 1914;
  • The War of Maneuver, 1914;
  • Paul-Marie Pau - one-armed veteran of war of 1870–1 coming through the “Belfort gap”;
  • miracle of the Marne - operational defeat of first magnitude for the Germans;
  • poilus - front-line soldiers;
  • the Schlieffen plan;
  • British expeditionary force - BEF;
  • stalemate 1915, The German Supreme Command standing on the defensive in the West for 1915;
  • attrition 1916

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The War of Maneuver, 1914

  • Stalemate 1915

  • Attrition 1916

  • References and Further Reading