General Hermann von Staab

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Nomen Nescio
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Re: General Hermann von Staab

Post by Nomen Nescio » 06 Jun 2016 17:38

Dear jwsleser, many thanks for sending me this scanned version so quickly.
Very interesting

this book is also key for Tsouras and Jones in their book "over the top, alternate histories of the first world war" and Heller "Gray tide in the east".
(Interestingly I believe a printed version of Staabs is available under:
http://www.diplomica-verlag.de/politik- ... 160778.htm
In any case glad you send me the scanned version!!)

Staabs confirms Ostaufmarsch was still possible early August 14. (but so many words to defend Moltke) However in his hypothetical considerations he points out if the Russians had noticed the scenario of a german "Ostaufmarsch" against their own expectations they may have changed their strategy towards defensive operations and withdrawal if needed. In case of such a Russian reaction a quick victory was out of reach for the Germans.

That leads us back again to the question why military planning of all powers before world war 1 was so bloody unrealistic and why Moltke on August 1st presented the Schlieffenplan as the only possible option? Moltke must have known better. Want to see what Zuber and Mombauer write.

Anybody any thoughts?

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Re: General Hermann von Staab

Post by Tallil2long » 06 Aug 2016 18:44

Jwsleser,
At the risk of exceeding your patience, may I also PM you about the von Staab book? I'm writing a bit of alternate history, and it would be invaluable.
V/R
Jim

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Re: General Hermann von Staab

Post by jwsleser » 07 Aug 2016 13:29

Jim

PM sent

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Re: General Hermann von Staab

Post by jwsleser » 08 Aug 2016 12:33

Okay, for some reason PM didn't send. So sent another PM.

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Re: General Hermann von Staab

Post by DixieDivision1418 » 17 Mar 2020 23:23

jwsleser wrote:
03 Jun 2016 12:01
Yes I can. Please PM me your e-mail address.

Pista! Jeff
Jeff, could you please send me a copy of this book? I'd be much obliged.

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Re: General Hermann von Staab

Post by jwsleser » 18 Mar 2020 13:02

PM sent.
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