Battle Studies: Ancient and Modern Battle (Classic Reprint) [Ardant Du Picq] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. By Frank H. Simonds Author . Editorial Reviews. Review. “Few military thinkers have been able to grasp the reality of battle like Colonel Charles Ardant du Picq. What mattered to him were the. 4 Nov Battle studies; ancient and modern battle. by Ardant du Picq, Charles Jean Jacques Joseph, ; Greely, John Nesmith, Tr;.

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His career was highlighted by extensive combat experience. At that time, U. We believe this work is culturally importan This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality. He concludes the following: David Pkcq also goes well with this and references Du Picq often. Want to Read saving….

Art Mitchell rated it it was amazing Jul 26, Battle Studies remained written in its language of origin until He has accomplished this primarily in two ways. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. First, he has developed a superbly written introduction of nearly forty pages to present Battle Studies. Jun 18, Alexander Jung rated it it was amazing.

This is a handbook to understand how people react to situations, how they cope with danger, and when and how they follow leaders.

Battle Studies by Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant Du Picq

From this comes the necessity for organizing the infantry company solidly Lynn Wheeler rated it liked it Mar 20, Battle Studies is as influential and impactful today as when first written. Nothing can be prescribed wisely in an army: The notes nearly three hundred are incredibly effective in providing perspective for new readers. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


He sought to illustrate shudies 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.

Battle studies; ancient and modern battle

During his career, he has served in some of the most prestigious positions a military historian can hold. This is a short book by a French officer in the midth century about how battle should best be understood.

Spiller has made a book crafted over years ago far more applicable and accessible to a new generation of readers. This discussion sets the conditions perfectly for the second section of the book. Oct 14, Oldcat rated it it was amazing.

Shows the forethought of one great thinker. 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.

InFrench journalist, Ernest Judet took the volume to another level. While this is a misrepresentation of reality it may be unavoidable if battles are to be represented at all. This is a pre historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Eschewing grand military theories and strategies, Ardant du Picq draws on his real-world experience, especially during the Crimean War 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: C This is a short book by a French officer in the midth century about how battle should best be understood.


Bill Mullen rated it did not like it Jul 05, John Greely and Maj. Feb 02, Joseph Stieb rated it liked it. Ancient and Modern Battle.

Battle Studies

On killing by Lt. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part stydies our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. The work piq never completed, but Du Picq had written many chapters completely and left sufficient notes behind to complete the book. This page was last edited on 6 Januaryat As an editor, he has oversaw the creation of books such as Combined Arms in Battle Since This alone can give an organization with which to fight fear.

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This readership would climb greatly in the following years. His decision to reintroduce this seminal work will expose it to a new generation of readers. Com rated it really liked it Jun 16, Scenes from the Battlefields of History. Dec 08, Christopher rated it it was amazing. Decorated for valor in the Crimean Battoe, killed in the Franco-Prussian War, he never lived to see its eclipse.