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David Grossman also goes well with this and references Du Picq often. Scholars in military studies, military history, war and society, and European history, just to name a few fields, will find this book invaluable. It follows that we above all need a method of combat, sanely thought out in advance. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.
During his career, he has served in some of the su prestigious positions a military historian can hold. The reader is given battle maps with rigid formations moving in predictable fashions. Joe Revers rated it it was amazing May 06, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Skip to main content Press Enter. Bill Mullen rated it did not like it Jul 05, Uses examples from ancient times to the 19th century, when it was written.
The translation created an accessibility to Battle Studies other than the French military. This readership would climb greatly in the following years.
It is short, sweet, and fascinating throughout. What has Spiller achieved in his latest project, the editing of Battle Studies? The result was a book that was far more readable and provided readers with some background on the author and his words. 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. 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 and doctrine.
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I recommend it only for military historians and 19th century French historians. Walt O’Hara rated it really liked it Oct 08, This article about a military -related book is a stub.
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That is why this book and books like it are important to the student of military history, be This eye-opening book about the nature of combat was just amazing. These are highlighted by his being selected as the first George C. In organization, Du Gattle utilizes the first portion of his volume to analyze the past. Spiller has also produced a body of work as a writer and editor that is equally impressive.
Spiller has made a book crafted over years ago far more applicable and accessible to a new generation of readers.
The commander must make his choice batrle methods, depending on his troops and on himself. The notes nearly three hundred are incredibly effective in providing perspective for new readers. Open Preview See a Problem? Spiller has conveniently placed these notes at the bottom of the page they pertain to.
About the Author Roger J. Views Read Edit View history. Parts of this military analysis were fascinating, but other parts were off the mark. Spiller has rescued this unique inquiry from obscurity and caricature. Within these battles, he also dissects the human dimension of combat. Additionally, those like me who have read it previously will develop a far greater understanding of its pages. Dennis rated it really liked it Sep 06, The volume was soon eu by the French military and became must reading for them during World War I.