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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 by Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant Du Picq

Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings. Makers of Modern Strategy: Transferred to the 9th Chasseurs a Pied battalion Decemberhe was captured during the storming of the central bastion of Sevastopol in September 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: Unlike most of his counterparts during that ill-fated war, Du Picq did not view the traditional French forms of warfare as innately sup Parts of this military analysis were fascinating, but other parts were off the mark.


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 Among military professionals, the book will stimulate salutary reflection and discussion. John Wimmer rated it really liked it May 12, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

He loses them in the disorienting smoke and confusion of a battle which he is fighting, so to speak, on his own. This book and a few other works were mentioned in an American TV series with a funny gentleman thief, ;icq FBI agent and a well-read genius in the background.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Parts of this military analysis were fascinating, but other parts were off the mark.

This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat I recommend it only for military historians and 19th century French historians. Cambridge University Press, Battle Studies is as influential and impactful today as when first written. Joe rated it it was amazing May 06, piq His focus was no less unique: Before du Picq began his famous manuscripts, the French military relied heavily upon the writings of former Chief of Staff Baron Antoine-Henri Jomini when it came to warfare.

This book consists of several essays and fragments written by Du Picq which were not collected and published in this form until after his death.


It must be based on the fact stueies we are very proud people, but people who would all skulk if we were not ardany, and who consequently must always be seen, and act in the presence of our comrades and of the officers who supervise us.

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Oct 14, Oldcat rated it it was amazing. Before his death, du Picq had already published Combat antique ancient battlewhich was later expanded from his manuscripts into the classic Etudes sur les combat: Feb 21, Kyle rated it it was amazing Shelves: Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

Patrick Swan rated it it was amazing Aug 28, The Odyssey of an American Warrior. Combat is the object, the cause of being, and the supreme manifestation of an army.

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This book is pretty uneven, with a first draft kind of feeling. Not one out of ten had been carried to completion and none of them could be maintained against counter attacks. Even though Germany eventually lost two of the three, xu cost to France in each was devastating.