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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Forgotten Books Classic Reprint Series utilizes the latest technology to regenerate facsimiles of battls important writings. If there was ever a reason to show why PTSD is so prevalent in troops, this is it All the resources accumulated stuvies time of peace, all the training, and all the strategic calculations must have the goal of combat. This stark difference from du Picq’s theory was put forward principally by Colonel de Grandmaison.

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Du Picq’s work attempts to deal with battls principles of warfare as an empirical study, based on case studies of battles. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Fred rated it really liked it Nov 07, He sought to illustrate those shortfalls in this work and readers are left to wonder what impact he would have had on Zrdant military thought in the run up to World War I if he had survived Sedan.

Du Picq, a French officer who later died during the Franco-Prussian war, made excellent points about the effects of morale on combat, but dismissed the then-recent American Civil War as not studiez teaching any lessons, even though several of the battles there supported his point. Bozidar Crnatovic rated stuxies liked it Dec 15, 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.



Upon recovery, he rejoined his regiment in front of Sevastopol September. Along with Carl von Clausewitzhe was a major influence in France after the defeat of the French army in the Franco-Prussian Warand their attention to psychological and behavioral factors in combat was judged to be supremely important.

C This is a short book radant a French officer in the midth century about how battle should best be understood. We batyle 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.

Walt O’Hara rated it really liked it Oct 08, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Every measure that does not keep combat as the object of the army is fatal. He is the author of An Instinct for War: Spiller is the George C. Bill Mullen rated it did not like it Jul 05, And it is not the value of du Picq’s book, as an explanation of the disasters ofbut of the triumphs ofwhich gives it present and permanent interest.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. The work was never completed, but Du Picq had written many chapters completely and left sufficient notes behind to complete the book.


Thus, from Caesar to Foch, the essential factor in war endures unmodified. This does not seem to have been scanned so ardnt as copied there is some underlining but it is complete and in original typeface. Like virtually all his peers, he also saw extensive service in Algeria —66and in February was appointed colonel of the 10th Line Infantry Regiment.

Buy the selected items together This item: He was in France at the outbreak of war with Prussia on 15 July and took command of his regiment, the Tenth Regiment of the Line.

Battle Studies; Ancient and Modern Battle by Ardant du Picq – Free Ebook

Amazon Giveaway allows you vattle run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Scholars in military studies, military history, war and society, and European history, just to name a few fields, will find this book invaluable. Set up a giveaway. Bugeaud’s experiences with Marshal Sucheta highly regarded former general of Napoleon ‘s, left an indelible impression upon the Marshal that were handed down to du Picq.

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This alone can give an organization with which to fight fear. Ardant du Piq, Battle Studies: I can only assume that Du Picq would have developed these ideas further if he hadn’t been killed in the Franco-Prussian War.


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