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Exasperated, Chief of General Staff Erich von Falkenhayn decided: Tomorrow we use the gas, or not at all.
German war chief Erich von Falkenhayn is sacked for his failure to take Verdun.
German Gen Erich von Falkenhayn led Austro-Hungarian and German forces in the north, ejected Romanian forces from Transylvania within forty days, and entered Romania proper.
The Germans and Austrians had to overcome differences at the general staff level before the German High Command and Gen Erich von Falkenhayn agreed to move four corps equaling eight divisions from the western front to Gorlice at the edge of the Carpathians, linking them to Tarnow.
In fact, some have argued that attrition is the substitute for strategy, but these thoughts were lost on the likes of Erich von Falkenhayn, the architect of Verdun, and William Westmoreland, the broker of body counts in Vietnam.
German Strategy and the Path to Verdun: Erich von Falkenhayn and the Development of Attrition, 1870-1916, by Robert T.
Their master planner, Chief of the General Staff General Erich von Falkenhayn, says Thompson, had calculated a win-win situation with an attack on Verdun.
Despite the authors critique that "Haig is shown as repeatedly deficient in strategy, tactics, command, and organisation" it was General Erich von Falkenhayn, the Chief of the German General Staff, who was sacked.
When this failed, the military chiefs, Helmuth von Moltke and Erich von Falkenhayn, took over and insisted on war, not just against Serbia and Russia, but on France, and the Great General Staff (Grosser Generalstab) maintained that France must be defeated first in a lightning strike through Belgium.
Foley, German Strategy and the Path to Verdun: Erich von Falkenhayn and the Development of Attrition, 1870-1916.