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May 17, Sold by: There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Chris Hallacy rated it really liked it Oct 12, 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.

Decorated for valor in the Crimean War, killed in the Franco-Prussian War, he never lived to see its eclipse. This book is pretty uneven, with a first draft kind of feeling.

Bill Mullen rated it did not like plcq Jul 05, It seems that, by their mass, the Romans must have presented an insurmountable resistance, and that while permitting the enemy to wear himself out against it, that mass had only studkes defend itself in order to repel assailants.

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Unlike most of his counterparts during that ill-fated war, Du Picq did not view the traditional French forms of warfare as innately sup Parts of this military analysis were fascinating, but other parts were off the mark. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.


This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery. Patrick Swan rated it it was amazing Aug 28, 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.

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You must have JavaScript enabled in your browser to utilize the functionality of this website. That is why this book and books like it are important to the student of military history, because they impart a little reality on the battle map and hopefully can help the reader in imagining movement on the battlefield beyond geometric shapes. Smithauthor of The Embattled Self: Brooks rated it it was ok Jul 13, You may find it for free on the web. This eye-opening book about the nature of combat was just amazing.

Mark rated it really liked it Mar 06, Smith, author of The Embattled Self: Tom Henry rated it liked it Jun 20, Scholars in military studies, military history, war and society, and European history, just to name a few fields, will find this book invaluable.

Spiller has made a book crafted over years ago far more applicable and accessible to a new generation of readers. Parts of this military analysis were fascinating, but other parts were off the mark.

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Retrieved from ” https: Discipline and unity can hold them together for a while, but they will struggle against the tendency in human nature for self-preservation. English Choose a language for shopping. Lynn Wheeler rated it liked it Mar 20, Man is always man.


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Battle Studies by Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant Du Picq

Battle Studies by Ardant Du Picq is a work that deserves more recognition in the military community, particularly for those seeking a culture change in their particular branch of service. 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 hattle needs.

JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. Du Picq argues that any tactic or maneuver on the battlefield should be evaluated primarily for its moral effect. Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings.

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His focus was no less unique: He says that soldiers on the battlefield seek victory, not necessarily combat. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Not Enabled Word Wise: They will seek victory and usually avoid pitched combat.

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