Plan XVII: Discussion Before and After 1914 (Plan XVII: diskussii do i posle 1914 g.)

In: Stepanov S.S. and Shkundin G.D. (eds.), Pervaja mirovaja vojna: vzgljad spustja stoletie [The First World War: a view after a century] (Moscow, 2014), pp. 252-280

Posted: 2 Mar 2021

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Iskander Magadeev

Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO)

Date Written: November 20, 2014

Abstract

English abstract: This article has double aim: to analyze the main points of discussion during the formulation of the French mobilization plan which was effective on the eve of the First World War (so called plan XVII itself), and the same points during its posterior consideration by contemporaries and researchers. The key variables that influenced the final version of plan XVII are revealed, as well as its “lessons” that had impact upon French military doctrine in the interwar period. The discussions around it in the French, British and American historiographies are also examined.

Russian abstract: Цель данной статьи – рассмотреть основные дискуссионные вопросы в период формирования французского мобилизационного плана накануне Первой мировой войны (т.н. плана XVII), а также в период его последующего обсуждения современниками и исследователями. Раскрываются ключевые факторы, повлиявшие на окончательную версию плана XVII, его «уроки» для развития военной доктрины Франции в межвоенный период, дискуссии вокруг него во французской, британской и американской историографии.

Keywords: First World War, France, Plan XVII, Joffre, Offensive War, Mobility

JEL Classification: Z19

Suggested Citation

Magadeev, Iskander, Plan XVII: Discussion Before and After 1914 (Plan XVII: diskussii do i posle 1914 g.) (November 20, 2014). In: Stepanov S.S. and Shkundin G.D. (eds.), Pervaja mirovaja vojna: vzgljad spustja stoletie [The First World War: a view after a century] (Moscow, 2014), pp. 252-280, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3755975

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