Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Donor challenge: Your generous donation will be matched 2-to-1 right now. Your $5 becomes $15! Dear Internet Archive Supporter,. I ask only. Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant du Picq; Roger J. Spiller, ed. works of Clausewitz and Sun Tzu, Battle Studies was first published in Paris ten years after.

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Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant du Picq 19 October — 18 August was a Aedant Army officer and military theorist of the mid-nineteenth century whose writings, as they were later interpreted by other theorists, had a great effect on French military theory and doctrine.

In presenting pixq the American reading public a translation of a volume written by an obscure French colonel, belonging to a defeated army, who fell on the eve of a battle which not alone gave France over to the enemy but disclosed a leadership so inapt as to awaken the suspicion of treason, one is faced by the inevitable interrogation – “Why?

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Battle Studies

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. He says that soldiers on the battlefield seek victory, not necessarily combat. Though we have made best efforts – the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. While this is a misrepresentation of reality it may be unavoidable if battles are to be represented at all.

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Ardan he had been read and understood by the French military leaders, a lot of lives could have been saved and history might have gone differently in any of those three wars.

All the ;icq accumulated in time of peace, all the training, and all the strategic calculations must have the goal of combat. He was released in December and returned to active duty.

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Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. This alone can give an organization pocq which to fight fear. What would WWI look like had the French heard du Picq’s message instead of using his writings as the basis of the offensive school – a school that contributed to enormous casualties of the First World War.

Transferred to the 9th Chasseurs a Pied battalion Decemberhe was studiea during the storming of the central bastion of Sevastopol in September The Art Of War. While it was never finished, like On War, it is very coherent and well ordered, unlike Clausewitz’s magnum opus. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Thanks for telling us about the problem. C This is a short book pifq a French officer in the midth century about how battle should best be understood.

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Ardat a very poor man’s Clausewitz. 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.

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Battle Studies by Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant Du Picq

He does cover very well what is now termed psychology of war, and does show how the morale of the troops certainly affects a fight, and how key this is in war. Brooks battpe it it was ok Jul 13, Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings. In Roots of Strategy, Book 2. Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant du Picq 19 October — 18 August was a French Army officer and military theorist of the mid-nineteenth century whose writings, as they were later interpreted by other theorists, had a great effect on French military theory bxttle doctrine.

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Set up a giveaway. To ask other readers questions about Battle Studiesplease sign up. The theme of the book, according to Marshal of France Ferdinand Fochis that “moral force” is the zrdant powerful element in the strength of armies and the preponderating influence in the outcome of battles.

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