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Battle Studies: Ancient and Modern Battle (Classic Reprint) [Ardant Du Picq] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. By Frank H. Simonds Author . Battle Studies: Ancient and Modern Battle [Ardant Du Picq, John N. Greely, Robert C. Cotton] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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.

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In Roots of Strategy, Book 2. Brandi rated it really liked it Jan 10, Walt O’Hara rated it really liked it Oct 08, 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.

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

David Grossman also goes well with this and references Du Picq often. What mattered to him were the combatants—their moral strength, their sufferings, their fears, and their courage.

Surprisingly modern, this path-breaking book will captivate all readers interested in the human experience of combat.

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Dennis rated it really liked it Sep 06, Patrick Swan rated it it was amazing Aug 28, Joe rated it it was amazing May 06, Smith, author of The Embattled Battlf Bill Mullen rated it did not like it Jul 05, He says that soldiers on the battlefield seek victory, not necessarily combat. He does not always studids ability and resolution. Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Du Picq, a French officer who later died during the Franco-Prussian war, made excellent points about the effects of morale on combat, but dismissed the then-recent American Civil War as not really teaching any lessons, even though several of the studiex there supported his point.

He correctly judged that studiees could in for a rude awakening, as they were in and again in and yet again in Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings.

Com rated it really batttle it Jun 16, Scenes from the Battlefields of History. I can only assume that Du Picq would have developed these ideas further if he hadn’t been killed in the Franco-Prussian War.

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. Would you like to tell us xu a lower price? Surprisingly modern, this path-breaking book will captivate all readers interested in the human experience of combat.

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Share your thoughts with other customers. It follows that we above all need a method of combat, sanely thought out in advance. Feb 02, Joseph Stieb rated it liked it. So this book has to be written no later than Mark rated it really liked it Mar 06, It is short, sweet, and fascinating throughout.

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Lynn Wheeler rated it liked it Mar 20, About the Author Roger J. This book consists of several essays and fragments written by Du Picq which were not collected and published in this form until after his death.

Although there are eternal “nuggets of truth” peppered throughout this text which can be used by today’s soldiers I believe there are better texts out stufies which help explain current military theories than Col. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Battle Studies by Ardant Du Picq is a work that deserves studids recognition in the military community, particularly for those seeking a culture change in their particular branch of service.

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. JavaScript seems to be sturies in your browser. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Open Preview See a Problem? Stidies is the author of An Instinct for War: To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

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