Schlieffen ~ Field Marshal Von, his plan was to avoid fighting both the French and Russians at the same time, France would be attacked first, as he believed the Russians could not mobilize for at least 6 weeks, enough time to defeat the French.
After the 3rd Ypres also known as “Butcher Haig”. Became Commander in Chief (C-in-C) of the BEF in December 1915
Chief of staff - German Army September 1914, a biographer dubbed him “the lonely general”, and his hard face and punishing lifestyle testified to a single minded strength of purpose.
Known as “Daddy” by his men due to his temperament and the way he looked after his men, Corps Commander of the 2nd Army, took his title from his victory at Messines
CWGC ~ Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
Established by Royal Charter, they undertake to care and maintain all of the Commonwealth War Graves, done so caringly by dedicated personnel.
Please sign the visitors book at each memorial as this helps to convince the Government that people still care and that funding should continue.
Further Details ~ visit the CWGC web site