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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Battle Studies Modern War Studies. Want to Read saving…. The commander must make his choice of methods, depending on his troops and on himself. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Odyssey of an American Warrior. Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings. The reader is given battle maps with rigid formations moving in predictable fashions. He is the author of An Instinct for War: Art Mitchell rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Decorated for valor in the Crimean War, killed in the Franco-Prussian War, he never lived to see its eclipse.

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Com rated it really liked it Jun 16, Oct 14, Oldcat rated it it was amazing. His focus was no less unique: Malachy Flisk rated it liked it Nov battlf, He was released in December and returned to active duty. 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 battld enormous casualties of the First World War. It is very relevant today, especially as to how the nature of war has changed winners have more dead now than in the past, while defeated have more captured and how the intensity of combat makes it quicker to achieve a decision.


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On killing by Lt. As a captain, he saw action in the French expedition to Varna April—June during the Crimean Waroicq he fell ill and was shipped home. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Read more Read less. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Traditional studies of battles often suffer from being too schematic in their portrayal of combat.

Patrick Swan rated it it was amazing Aug 28, By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Du Picq argues that any tactic or maneuver on the battlefield should be evaluated primarily for its moral effect.

Ardant du Piq, Battle Studies: Spiller has made a book crafted over years ago far more applicable and accessible to a new generation of readers. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Spiller has rescued this unique inquiry from obscurity and caricature. This does not seem to have been scanned so much as copied there is some underlining but it is complete and in original typeface.


Transferred to the 9th Chasseurs a Pied battalion Decemberhe was captured during the storming of the central bastion of Sevastopol in September 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.

Battle Studies; Ancient and Modern Battle by Ardant du Picq

Mark rated it really liked it Mar 06, I can only assume that Du Picq would have developed these ideas further if he hadn’t been killed in the Franco-Prussian War. Studiew must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website.

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Surprisingly modern, this path-breaking book will captivate ardnt readers interested in the human experience of combat. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. As a major with the 16th Chasseur Battalion, Ardant du Picq served in Syria from August to June during the French intervention to restore order during Maronite-Druze sectarian violence.

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