This is from Robert Asprey: The German High Command at War. The entire Schlieffen plan was bungled from the start.
'The 58 year old Moltke possesed most of his uncle's shortcomings
(what's the icon for tail?
) but none of his imagination and boldness'. Kaiser Bill did not help matters when he said to the Austro-Hungarian military attaché in Berlin: ¨You can look after what little work there is in peacetime, but in war I am my own chief of staff¨
When looking for the reason why things go wrong, never rule out stupidity, Murphy's Law Nº 8
Those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it. George Santayana
"Ach du schwein" a German parrot captured at Bukoba GEA the only prisoner taken
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