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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Charles Jean Jacques Joseph Ardant du Picq 19 October — 18 August was a French Army officer and military theorist of the mid-nineteenth century whose writings, as they were later interpreted by other theorists, had a great effect on Aradnt military theory and doctrine. Surprisingly modern, this path-breaking book will captivate all readers interested in the human experience of combat.

May 17, Sold by: As an amateur military historian I enjoyed this book. Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings.

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To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Although dj are eternal “nuggets of truth” peppered throughout this text which can be used by today’s soldiers I believe there are better texts out there which help explain current military theories than Col. I do not believe that maral will always win the day but it can and I believe does make a difference. Get to Know Us.

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Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Scenes from the Battlefields of History. Doughty, author of Pyrrhic Victory: See all 5 reviews. Like virtually all his peers, he also saw extensive service in Algeria —66and in February was appointed colonel of the 10th Line Infantry Regiment. Product details File Size: The theme of the book, according to Marshal of France Ferdinand Fochis that “moral force” arrant the most powerful element in the strength of armies and the preponderating influence in the outcome of battles.


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Fire at Will–Its Efficacy 7. Surprisingly modern, this path-breaking book will captivate all readers interested in the human experience of combat. Bugeaud’s experiences with Marshal Sucheta highly regarded former general of Napoleon ‘s, left an indelible pucq upon the Marshal that were handed down to du Picq.

Transferred to the 9th Chasseurs a Pied battalion Decemberhe was captured during the storming of the central bastion of Sevastopol in September He was a colonel in the Ardnat army and died of wounds sustained in battle in This page was last edited on 6 Januaryat Customers who bought this item also bought.

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Scholars in military studies, military history, war and society, and Ardqnt history, just to name a few fields, will find this book invaluable. 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.


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The difficulties surrounding reform of the French military and its organization were widely discussed and his work referenced, and it was a very popular work among the army during World War I. 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.

He was released in December and returned to active duty. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Not Enabled Word Wise: Ancient and Modern Battle 2.

What mattered to him were the combatants—their moral strength, their sufferings, their fears, and their courage. He is the author of An Instinct for War: One person found this helpful. 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 to defend itself in order to repel assailants.