Above the Trenches: A Complete Record of the Fighter Aces by C. Shores, N. Franks, R. Guest

By C. Shores, N. Franks, R. Guest

The main finished publication written at the aces of the British Empire battling scouts devices in the course of international struggle I, covers British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, South African and American pilots who have been concerned, has over 800 biographies of person scouts with their complete background, there's additionally an inventory of aces among gunners, bomber and Corps pilots.

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Six different scenarios had been tried out and in each case the German side had been victorious. As a result, Schlieffen was now convinced that the plan was sufficiently flexible and robust to withstand whatever the French might throw at it, either by attacking the German right wing or by advancing in strength into Lorraine. Although in two of the scenarios (Steuben I and Kuhl I) he had been forced to send troops to Lorraine to oppose the enemy’s offensive, in both cases the right wing was still strong enough to envelop the weak opposition.

In Plan XVI, which came into operation in March 1909, Hagron’s successor, Lacroix, strengthened the left wing slightly by adding two more reserve divisions to the force covering the rear of 5th Army and also created a new army (6th), which he placed in the second line, behind the centre. Referred to as the Army of Manoeuvre, its purpose was to increase operational flexibility by using the well-developed rail network to transport it rapidly to where it was most needed, depending on the direction of the enemy’s offensive.

Eight army corps can be created in this way. 20 In addition to these units and to the reserve corps, it would be necessary to employ a large number of Landwehr brigades in secondary roles in order to free the active corps for the business of fighting; six brigades would be used to strengthen the garrison at Metz, 15 would mask the minor fortresses in Belgium and northern France and several would cover the extreme left wing between Belfort and the Swiss frontier. Lastly, the Landsturm would be used to guard the lines of communication, particularly behind the right wing in Belgium and the Netherlands, and to occupy and secure the towns and cities.

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