Books by Ardant du Picq, Charles Jean Jacques Joseph (sorted by popularity). Displaying results 1–1. Battle Studies; Ancient and Modern Battle Charles Jean. Ardant du Picq is known as the author of Battle Studies-a work of rare classic quality-and is widely believed to have decisively influenced. French military thought. Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant du Picq; Roger J. Spiller, ed. after the death of its author, French army officer Charles Ardant du Picq (–).
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is not or was not for me an easy read. Views Read Edit View history. The work was never completed, but Du Picq had written many chapters completely and left sufficient notes behind to complete the book.
Read more Read less. This is an awesome book about battle tactics that dj still relevant today and most importantly Leadership. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The theme of the book, according to Marshal of France Ferdinand Fochis that “moral force” is the most powerful element in the strength of armies and the preponderating influence in the outcome of battles.
What mattered to him dk the combatants—their moral strength, their sufferings, their fears, and their courage. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Ancient and Modern Battle. This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. Cavalry and Modern Appliances 2.
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This stark difference from du Picq’s theory was put forward principally by Colonel de Grandmaison. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? I do recommend ardanh book to anyone who is interested in military history, history in general, or in military strategy. I do not believe that maral will always win the day but it can and I believe does make a difference. Ardant du Picq never said arant 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.
He was in France at the outbreak of war with Prussia on 15 July and fu command of his regiment, the Tenth Regiment of the Line.
Scholars in military studies, military history, war and society, and European history, just to name a few fields, will find this book invaluable. Strategy Six Pack Illustrated: Product details File Size: In Roots of Strategy, Book 2. Smith, author of The Embattled Self: The printed version has pages.
I think it’s possible to understand some of the theories as to why they vu those mass charges during WW1. As a major with the 16th Chasseur Battalion, Ardant du Picq served in Syria from August to June during the French intervention to restore order during Maronite-Druze sectarian violence. Du Picq’s work attempts to deal with the principles of warfare as an empirical study, based on case studies of battles.
Before du Picq began ardznt famous manuscripts, the French military relied heavily upon the writings of former Chief of Staff Baron Antoine-Henri Jomini when it came to warfare. Having said that the book delves into the necessity arcant a consideration of “moral” in an army.
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Along with Carl von Clausewitzhe was a major influence in France after the defeat of the French army in the Franco-Prussian Warand their attention to psychological and behavioral factors in combat was judged to be supremely important. Customers who bought this item also bought. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.
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.
Among military professionals, the book will stimulate salutary reflection and discussion. In sum, Ardant du Picq was a talented analyst and, had he lived, would have gained a fine reputation as a military historian. Before his death, du Picq had already published Combat antique ancient battlewhich was later expanded from his manuscripts into the classic Etudes sur les combat: Cavalry Against Infantry 4.
His analyses stressed the vital importance, especially in contemporary warfare, of discipline and unit cohesion. Retrieved from ” https: His focus was no less unique: Doughty, author of Pyrrhic Victory: Cohesion is no longer ensured by mutual observation.
Smithauthor of The Embattled Self: Write a customer review. What mattered to him were the combatants—their moral strength, their sufferings, their fears, and their courage.