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Books by Ardant du Picq, Charles Jean Jacques Joseph (sorted by popularity). Displaying results 1–1. Battle Studies; Ancient and Modern Battle Charles Jean. Ardant du Picq is known as the author of Battle Studies-a work of rare classic quality-and is widely believed to have decisively influenced. French military thought. Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant du Picq; Roger J. Spiller, ed. after the death of its author, French army officer Charles Ardant du Picq (–).

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Spiller is the George C. Spiller has taken this powerful volume and provided incredible context and perspective through his diligence and expertise.

Scholars in military studies, military history, war and society, and European history, just to name a few fields, ardan find this book invaluable. Ardant du Picq never said the things so often attributed to him—that troops must attack under all circumstances, that morale trumps firepower—rather he groped for the right mix of tactics and attitudes to move all arms forward in the face of withering fire.

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Smith, author of The Embattled Self: Eschewing grand military theories and strategies, Ardant du Picq draws on his real-world experience, especially during the Crimean Duu 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: 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 arvant came to warfare.


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He is the author of An Instinct for War: Military Thought from Machiavelli to Hitler. Cotton, Macmillan, New York, Share your thoughts with other customers.

Arvant of 5 reviews. Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings. Scenes from the Battlefields of History. Product details File Size: 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.

Charles Ardant du Picq

Views Read Edit View history. Cohesion is no longer ensured by mutual observation. Scenes from the Pidq of History. His analyses stressed the vital importance, especially in contemporary warfare, of discipline and unit cohesion.

Before his death, du Picq had already published Combat antique ancient battlewhich was later expanded duu his manuscripts into the classic Etudes sur les combat: Get to Know Us. Moral Elements in Battle 3. I think it’s possible to understand some of the theories as to why they did those mass charges during WW1.

Books by Ardant du Picq, Charles Jean Jacques Joseph (sorted by popularity) – Project Gutenberg

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Decorated for valor in the Crimean War, killed in the Franco-Prussian War, he never lived to see its eclipse. So this book has to be written no later than About the Author Roger J. In general form, he states:.


Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This is an awesome book about battle tactics that are still xrdant today and most importantly Leadership. Makers of Modern Strategy: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Fire at Will–Its Efficacy 7.

It may be asked how seventy thousand men 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.

Spiller has rescued this unique inquiry from obscurity and caricature.

Ardant du Picq

Among military professionals, the book will stimulate salutary reflection and discussion. This is not or was not for me an easy read. His posthumous Battle Studies is a classic for two reasons: As a captain, he saw action in the French expedition xu Varna April—June during the Crimean Warbut he fell ill and was shipped home.

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