|Schlieffen (German ˈʃliːfən)|
|Alfred (ˈalfreːt), Count von Schlieffen. 1833--1913, German field marshal, who devised the Schlieffen Plan (1905): it was intended to ensure German victory over a Franco-Russian alliance by holding off Russia with minimal strength and swiftly defeating France by a massive flanking movement through the Low Countries. In a modified form, it was unsuccessfully employed in World War I (1914)|
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