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Inventing the Schlieffen Plan: High German was introduced in the 16th century, mainly for official purposes, but is today the predominant language. The German national awakening that followed the Napoleonic Wars gave rise to a strong popular movement in Holstein and Southern Schleswig for unification with a new Prussian -dominated Germany. Eisenhower , supreme commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in the Second World War , pointed out that General Eisenhower and many of his staff officers, products of these academies, "were imbued with the idea of this type of wide, bold maneuver for decisive results. Schlieffen also recognised the need for offensive planning, however, as failing to do so would limit the German Army's capabilities if the situation called for them.

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Around the duchy could no longer support renovations on Hellenstein. In the upper floor of the tower battery was removed and sold as building material. Unfortunately, the wall and ceiling paintings by Friedrich Sustris were destroyed when the upper floor was removed. In the Ministry of Finance authorized the sale and demolition of the entire old castle. A year later the paper factory Völter, removed portions of the castle to provide building material for their factory.

In the royal planning commission forbade anyone else to remove stones from Hellenstein. In the Castle Folk Museum opened in the former church of the castle. Professor Eugene Gaus of the Folk and Ancient History Society founded the museum with a number of items from his own excavations. When Alfred Meebold donated his "Indian Collection" the museum had to expand.

The Obervogteisall , the upper tower rooms and the basement of the house all became part of the museum. From to the museum was upgraded and modified in three stages. For the 75th anniversary, the Society paid for the restoration and conversion of the old arsenal. Between and the city of Heidenheim restored the Fruchtkasten or granary and in opened a transportation museum. There are actually two different museums in the castle, which can be visited on separate tickets or on a combination ticket.

They had one healthy child Elisabeth Auguste Marie Ernestine Gräfin von Schlieffen, 13 September - 23 September , but after the birth of a second Marie, who became a nun , his wife died. On the recommendation of his commanders, [2] Schlieffen was admitted to the General War School in at the age of 25, much earlier than others.

He graduated in with high honours, which guaranteed him a role as a General Staff officer. In , he was assigned to the Topographic Bureau of the General Staff, [2] providing him with geographical knowledge and a respect for the tactical and strategic value of terrain and weather that would serve him well throughout his career, particularly in the war games he conducted and in the devising of various war plans including the famous Schlieffen Plan.

In he was transferred to the German General Staff proper, though his role was initially a minor one. He first saw active war service as a staff officer with the Prussian Cavalry Corps at the Battle of Königgrätz of , during the Austro-Prussian War. During the Franco-Prussian War , he commanded a small force in the Loire Valley in what was one of the most difficult campaigns fought by the Prussian Army. After years working alongside Helmuth von Moltke and Alfred von Waldersee , on 4 December he was promoted to Major General, and shortly afterwards, with the retirement of Moltke, became Waldersee's Deputy Chief of Staff.

In August , at the age of 72, Schlieffen was kicked by a companion's horse, making him "incapable of battle". After nearly 53 years of service, Schlieffen retired on New Year's Day, Furthermore, the origin of this tale is unknown but only seems to have started appearing several decades after his death.

For Schlieffen, Germany's smaller rate of conscription 55 percent compared to France's 80 percent presented a problem. This numerical imbalance was worsened by Russia's alliance with France.

German tactical and operational abilities could not compensate for this quantitive inferiority. It was always Schlieffen's intention to institute genuinely universal conscription and, more importantly, raise as many combat units from trained reservists as possible. Schlieffen was not in charge of conscription policy; that was the purview of the War Ministry , which in turn was under the budget powers of the Reichstag. Since politics and economics blocked increases in the peacetime army, Schlieffen resorted to creating masses of new units when war came, when he would assume command of the army.

Upon mobilisation, large numbers of reservists would be assigned to replacement battalions Ersatzbataillone , while waiting for an open spot in the field army.

From June onwards, Schlieffen began to push for transforming Ersatzbataillone into brigade-sized manoeuvre units in the field army. There were major drawbacks to this design. These units were not cohesive, combat-capable forces. Replacement units as field units would also not be able to replace field army casualties. Because the War Ministry had no intention of creating such armed hordes with practically no equipment or command and control, nor was it willing to incur the political cost, it turned down Schlieffen's proposals and nothing was done until , six years after Schlieffen's retirement, when 6 ersatz divisions entered the German order of battle thanks to Ludendorff's efforts.

Schlieffen continued to believe in the veracity of his idea and the mass use of Ersatzbataillone in combat formed the keystone of the January Schlieffen plan Denkschrift. The Schlieffen plan Denkschrift was therefore not a war plan, an impossibility because Schlieffen had retired on 31 December and the 96 divisions needed to carry out this one-front war plan never existed in the German army had 79, of which 68 were deployed in the west , but a demonstration of what Germany might accomplish if she instituted true universal conscription.

Schlieffen thought that even this hypothetical division German army would probably not be able to defeat France in a full-scale strategic offensive:. These preparations [encircling Paris] can be made any way that you like: We will have the same experience as that of all previous conquerors, that offensive warfare both requires and uses up very strong forces, that these forces become weaker even as those of the defender become stronger, and this is especially true in a land that bristles with fortresses.

Without 12 ersatz divisions on the right flank in the German army had only 6 and they were all sent to Lorraine , outflanking Paris was impossible.

Schlieffen admitted in the Denkschrift that ersatz units could not catch the right wing by foot-marching nor would the rail system be in a state to support the deployment of 12 ersatz divisions to Paris. None of Schlieffen's surviving deployment plans Aufmarsch , General staff rides Generalstabsreisen or war games Kriegsspiele bear any resemblance to the manoeuvre of the "Schlieffen plan".

Instead they all point to Schlieffen's counterattack doctrine. On 11 December Schlieffen wrote a Denkschrift that represented the completion of his idea of mass warfare. When war came, the German government ought to declare full mobilisation in East Prussia , owing to its vulnerability to Russian cavalry raids. The East Prussian militia would have pre-prepared equipment to defend themselves with. Behind this militia screen the German field army would deploy and then throw back the Russians.

The cornerstone of Schlieffen's war planning was undoubtedly the strategic counter-offensive. Schlieffen was a great believer in the power of the attack in the context of the defensive operation.