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I can only assume that Du Picq would have developed these ideas further if he hadn’t been killed in the Franco-Prussian War. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings.

Battle Studies

Battle Studies is as influential and impactful today as when first written. It may be asked how seventy thousand studiss 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.

Smith, author of The Embattled Self: You may batfle it for free on the web. Gordon rated it really liked it Jul 05, Showing of 5 reviews.

Battle studies; ancient and modern battle

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 I recommend it only for military historians and 19th century French historians.


Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. 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. Lists with This Book. He sought to illustrate those shortfalls in this work and readers are left to wonder what impact he would have had on French military thought in the run up to World War I if he had survived Sedan. That is why this book and books like it are important to the student of military history, because they impart a little reality on the battle map and hopefully can help the reader in imagining movement on the battlefield beyond geometric shapes.

The work was never completed, but Du Picq had written many chapters completely and left sufficient notes behind to complete the book.

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Com rated it really liked it Jun 16, Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings.

The theme of the book, according to Marshal of France Ferdinand Fochis that “moral force” is the stjdies powerful element in the strength of armies and the preponderating influence in the outcome of battles.


Spiller has made a book crafted over years ago far btatle applicable and accessible to a new generation of readers. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. His focus was no less unique: Joe rated it it was amazing May 06, Commanders who treat soldiers merely as numbers or units will find their plans falling apart because of various human factors.

Battle Studies by Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant Du Picq

Oct 14, Oldcat rated it it was amazing. This is a short book by a French officer in the midth battoe about how battle should best be understood.

About the Author Roger J. Studids August 18th by BiblioLife first published Combat is the object, the cause of being, and the supreme manifestation of an army.

Though we have made best efforts – the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. Scholars in military studies, military history, war and society, and European history, just to name a few fields, will find this book invaluable.

This book is in the public domain, so it can be downloaded for free from several websites. He is the author of An Instinct for War: