Published on July 23, 2014
The First World War Conference 17 July 201417 July 2014 Session Four: Coalition Warfare Professor David Stevenson LSE
Coalition Warfare: the Political Aspects Three Phases - • Pre-War Planning and 1914 • Stalemate, 1915-1917 • An Atlantic Alliance, 1917-1918?
Pre-War Planning • Austro-German alliance, 1879 • Triple Alliance (A-H, Germany, Italy), 1882 • Staff talks (Moltke, Conrad, Pollio) • Franco-Russian alliance, formed 1891-94 • British ententes with France (1904) and Russia (1907) • Franco-Russian and Franco-British staff talks
1914 War Plans • Germany: Schlieffen-Moltke Plan • Austria-Hungary: Fall ‘B’, ‘R’, and ‘I’ • Italy: from Rhineland to neutrality • Russia: Plan 19 Altered • France: Plan XVII • Britain: Scheme ‘W’
Pre-War Planning: Western Front
Eastern Front, 1914
Stalemate, 1915-1917 What do we do now? Three sub-phases: 1915: Central Powers drive eastwards; Allies in disarray – Russia on the defensive, France on the offensive, Britain between Dardanelles anddefensive, France on the offensive, Britain between Dardanelles and Western Front 1916: Verdun and the Trentino; Chantilly I – Brusilov, the Somme, Romania, Gorizia 1917: Chantilly II and its breakdown - the Calais conference and the Nivelle offensive
The Nivelle Plan, 1917
1917-1918: an Atlantic Alliance? • Disarray, 1917: Russian Revolution, French mutinies, Passchendaele, Caporetto • November 1917: Supreme War Council • March-April 1918: Foch General-in-Chief• March-April 1918: Foch General-in-Chief • Diplomatic, economic, and logistical co- ordination • The Armistice and the limits to co-operation
The Final Phase
An Overstated Case? ‘The war was won primarily by a tremendous combined system of co-ordination and goodwill, which focused all the efforts of the Allies on the supreme task of defeating the enemy, but whichsupreme task of defeating the enemy, but which only reached its zenith in the last year of the war.’ Sir Maurice Hankey
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