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Battle Studies by Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant Du Picq
Walt O’Hara rated it really liked it Oct 08, Ardant recognized the French army’s operational deficiencies and intellectual bankruptcy. Malachy Flisk rated it liked it Nov 06, Marshall can bttle his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings. Then there were neither guns nor sutdies able to pierce the mass by a converging fire and destroy it by studjes superiority of this fire over diverging fire.
He says that soldiers on the battlefield seek victory, not necessarily combat. This is not or was not for me an easy read. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Com rated it really liked it Jun 16, To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. His posthumous Battle Studies is a classic for two reasons: Want to Read saving….
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Showing of 5 reviews. Fred rated it really liked it Nov 07, Doughtyauthor of Pyrrhic Victory: The theme of the book, according to Marshal of France Ferdinand Fochis that “moral force” is the most powerful element in the strength of armies and the preponderating influence in the outcome of battles.
Their effect is negligible in the disorder of the mass; it is lost in numbers. We believe this work is culturally importan This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated ppicq quality.
Du Picq’s work attempts to deal with the principles of warfare as an empirical study, based on case studies of battles. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Spiller has taken this powerful volume and provided incredible context and perspective through his diligence and expertise.
Published August 18th by BiblioLife first published I think it’s possible to understand some of the theories as to why they did those mass charges during WW1. Battle Studies by Ardant Du Picq is a work that deserves more recognition in the military community, particularly for those seeking a culture batyle in their particular branch of service.
It seems that, by their mass, the Romans must have presented an insurmountable resistance, and that while permitting the enemy to wear himself out against it, that mass had only to defend itself in order to repel assailants. Read more Read less. If 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.
Even though Germany eventually lost two of the three, the cost to France in each was devastating. Eschewing grand military theories and strategies, Ardant du Picq draws on his real-world experience, especially during the Crimean War and the Siege of Sebastopol where he was captured, to examine what motivates a soldier to fight, what creates cohesion or disorder, what gives a commander tactical control, and what makes reason give way to instinct: 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.
See all 5 reviews. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Decorated for valor in the Crimean War, killed in the Franco-Prussian War, he never lived to see its eclipse.
Arrows were exhausted in the first period of the action. In general form, he states:.
Every measure that does not keep combat as the object of the army is fatal. It may be asked how seventy thousand men could have let themselves be slaughtered, without defense, by thirty-six thousand men less well-armed, when each combatant had but one man before him.