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What mattered to him were the combatants—their moral strength, their sufferings, their fears, and their courage. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion.

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Among military professionals, the book will stimulate salutary reflection and discussion. Pcq eye-opening book about the nature of combat was just amazing. Fire at Will–Its Efficacy 7. Write a customer review.

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Decorated for valor in the Crimean War, killed in the Franco-Prussian War, he never lived to see its eclipse. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Spiller studiss made a book crafted over years ago far more applicable and accessible to a new generation of readers.

His posthumous Battle Studies is a classic for two reasons: So this book has to be written no later than The Face of Battle by John Keegan is another excellent book which could be read in conjunction with this one.


It seems that, by their mass, the Romans must have presented an insurmountable resistance, and that while studiez the enemy to wear himself out against it, that mass had only to defend itself in order to repel assailants.

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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. Javier Gamez rated it really liked it Oct 16, This is an awesome book about battle tactics that are pciq relevant today and most importantly Leadership.

For the John Mayer album, see Battle Studies album. Cavalry An Extract from Xenophon 2. This is not or was not for me an easy read. Du Picq argues that any tactic or maneuver on the battlefield should be evaluated primarily for its moral effect.

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 piq. This book and a few other works were mentioned in an American TV series with a funny gentleman thief, an FBI agent and a well-read genius in the background.

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Brooks rated it it was ok Jul 13, In Roots of Strategy, Book 2. He says that soldiers on the battlefield seek victory, not necessarily combat. Doughty, author of Pyrrhic Victory: Combat is the object, the cause of being, and the supreme manifestation of an army. Please try again later.

Want to Read saving…. Cavalry Against Cavalry 3. Commanders who treat soldiers merely as numbers or units will find their plans falling apart because of various human factors.

The Theory of Strong Battalions 5. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. 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 dy casualties of the First World War. 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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