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Mark rated it really liked it Mar 06, Com rated it really liked it Jun 16, Their effect is negligible in the disorder of the mass; it is lost in numbers. Unlike most of his counterparts during that ill-fated war, Du Picq did not view the traditional French forms of warfare as innately superior, or even suited to modern needs.

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studids Material and Moral Effect 4. 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: If he dh been read and understood by the French military leaders, a lot of lives could have been saved and history might have gone differently in any of those three wars.


Du Picq’s work attempts to deal with the principles of warfare as an empirical study, based on case studies of battles. It follows that we above all need a method of combat, sanely thought out bartle advance.

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Smithauthor of The Embattled Self: Spiller has taken this powerful volume and provided incredible context and perspective through his diligence and expertise.

Patrick Swan rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Traditional studies of battles often suffer from being too schematic in their dy of combat. For in close combat, and especially in so large an envelopment, the number of combatants immediately engaged was the same on each side.

Battle Studies is as influential and impactful today as when first written. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Xu App. Jun 18, Alexander Jung rated it it was amazing. This book is a historical watershed – the first to look at the behavior of men in combat as an emotional response rather than as a mechanical set of tactics or of just technology. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings. This is an awesome book about battle sturies that are still relevant today and most importantly Leadership.

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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 amazing. Filipe Amaral rated it it was amazing Sep 04, This has always been true.

C This is a short book by a Pciq officer in the midth century about how battle should best be understood.