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Battle studies; ancient and modern battle

The value of the book of Ardant du Picq lies precisely in the fact that it contains not alone the unmistakable forecast of the defeat, itself, but a luminous statement of those fundamental principles, the neglect of which led to Gravelotte and Sedan.

Brandi rated it really liked it Jan 10, The commander must make his choice of methods, depending on his troops and on himself. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. Battle Studies Modern War Studies. ud

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Beyond that, it is simply meant to be a study of how men actually fight, and does use a lot of history and personal analysis to get to the bagtle. Forgotten Books Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of historically important writings. The reader is given battle maps with rigid formations moving in predictable fashions.

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Refresh and try again. Ancient and Modern Battle Classic Reprint. It follows that we above all need a method of combat, sanely thought out in advance.

Tom Henry rated it liked it Jun 20, No trivia or quizzes yet. It must be based on the fact that we are not passively obedient instruments, but very nervous and restless people, who wish to finish things quickly and to know in advance where we are going. Careful attention has been made to accurately preserve the original format of each page whilst digitally enhancing the aged text. Nothing can wisely be prescribed in an army–its personnel, organization, discipline and tactics, things which are connected like the fingers of a hand–without exact knowledge of the fundamental instrument, man, and his state of mind, his morale, at the instant of combat Write a customer review.


Set up a giveaway. Every measure that does not keep combat as the object of the army is fatal. Ships from and sold by Amazon. He loses them in the disorienting smoke and confusion of a battle which he is fighting, so to speak, on his own.

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To ask other readers questions about Battle Studiesplease sign up. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Licq book and a few other works were mentioned in an American TV series with a funny gentleman thief, an FBI agent and a well-read genius in the background.

Bugeaud’s experiences with Marshal Batflea highly regarded former general of Napoleon ‘s, left an indelible impression upon the Marshal that were handed down to du Picq. Retrieved from ” https: Filipe Amaral rated it it was amazing Sep 04, Retrieved from ” https: This book consists of several essays and fragments written by Du Picq which were not collected and piicq in this form until after his death.

Discipline and unity can hold them together for a while, but they will struggle against the tendency in human nature for self-preservation. For the John Mayer album, see Battle Studies album. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.


The Problem of Battle Command.

Du Picq’s work attempts to deal with the principles of warfare as an empirical study, based on case studies of battles. Discover Prime Batle Box for Kids. Du Picq, a French officer who later died during bbattle Franco-Prussian war, made excellent points about the effects of morale on combat, but dismissed the then-recent American Civil War as not really teaching any lessons, even though several of the battles there supported his point.

This stark difference from du Picq’s theory was put forward principally by Colonel de Grandmaison. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced adant the digitization process.

Batt,e Swan rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Cohesion is no longer ensured by mutual observation. Doughty, author of Pyrrhic Victory: Randy rated it it was amazing Mar 16, Napoleon has said that in war the moral element is to all others as three is to one.

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