French plans to attack Germany through Belgium

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French plans to attack Germany through Belgium

Postby Kingfisher » 1 year 10 months ago (Mon Oct 12, 2015 4:29 am)

I've seen it suggested in a newspaper comment section that France had plans to attack Germany through Belgium. Of course armies have all kinds of contingency plans-they wouldn't be doing their job if they didn't, but I'd be interested if anybody has any hard evidence on this.

I also read that British plans included an occupation of Antwerp.



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Re: French plans to attack Germany through Belgium

Postby Hannover » 1 year 10 months ago (Mon Oct 19, 2015 12:48 pm)

That wouldn't surprise me in the least. To this day there is still the biased view that Germany was the cause of WWI.

If you have sources it would be appreciated. Thanks.

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Re: French plans to attack Germany through Belgium

Postby Kingfisher » 1 year 9 months ago (Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:39 pm)

Hannover wrote:That wouldn't surprise me in the least. To this day there is still the biased view that Germany was the cause of WWI.

If you have sources it would be appreciated. Thanks.

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No source I'm afraid, which is why I was asking. I don't even recall now where I read it except it was in a newspaper comment section and the poster gave no source. Just got me wondering. Might be complete nonsense, though I suspect that the various military contingency plans may well have included either a counter attack through Belgium if attacked from the German frontier or if war should break out between Germany and France's Russian ally.

Pure speculation though.


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