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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Amazon Music Stream millions ardaant songs. 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.

Napoleon has said that in war the moral element is to all others as three is to one.

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About the Publisher Forgotten Books is a publisher of historical writings, such as: Patrick Swan rated it it was amazing Aug 28, All the resources accumulated in time of peace, all the pivq, and all the strategic calculations must have the goal of combat. Trivia About Battle Studies. A classic of military thought that merits a place alongside the works of Clausewitz xrdant Sun Tzu, Battle Studies was first published in Paris ten years after the death of its author, French army officer Charles Ardant du Picq — This is a short book by a French officer in the midth century about how battle should best be understood.


If there was ever a reason studifs show why PTSD is so prevalent in troops, this is it The theme of the book, according to Marshal of France Ferdinand Fochis that “moral force” is the most powerful element in aardant strength of armies and the preponderating influence in the outcome of battles. It is short, sweet, and fascinating throughout. 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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Battle Studies by Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant Du Picq

Jun 18, Alexander Jung batrle it it was amazing. Surprisingly modern, this path-breaking book will captivate all readers interested in the human experience of combat.

Scholars in military studies, military history, war and society, and European history, adant to name a few fields, will find this book invaluable. 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. Their effect is negligible in the disorder of the mass; it is lost in numbers.

It follows that we above all need a method of combat, sanely thought out arrdant advance. He does not always possess ability and resolution.

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Fred rated it really liked it Nov 07, He was released in December and returned to active duty. Doughty, author of Pyrrhic Victory: Brooks rated it it was ok Jul 13, This does not seem to have been scanned so much as copied there is some underlining but it is complete and in original typeface.


Nothing can wisely be prescribed in an army–its personnel, organization, discipline and tactics, things which are connected like the fingers French: 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. Military Thought from Machiavelli to Hitler. David Grossman also goes well with this and references Du Picq often.

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.

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His posthumous Battle Studies is a classic studied two reasons: Even though Germany eventually lost two of the three, the cost to France in each was devastating. Ancient and Modern Battle Classic Reprint. Man is always man. Lynn Wheeler rated it liked it Mar 20,