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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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings.

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Marshall can rival his explanation of the dynamics of combat and their effect on human beings. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

The author of this book is considered to have been a talented military analist and military historian. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Makers of Modern Strategy: This stark difference from du Picq’s theory was put forward principally by Colonel de Grandmaison. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Combat is the object, the cause of being, and the supreme manifestation of an army. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Although comparatively little is known of his life, Ardant du Picq’s small corpus of writings has earned him a place in the ranks of great military theorists. May 17, Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers. His focus was no less unique: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Doughty, author of Cu Victory: Like virtually all his peers, he also saw extensive service piq Algeria —66and in February was appointed colonel of the 10th Line Infantry Regiment.

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Scholars in military studies, military history, war and society, and European history, just to name a few fields, will find this book invaluable.

It may be asked how seventy thousand men could have let themselves be slaughtered, without defense, by thirty-six thousand men less well-armed, when each combatant had but one man before him. Cavalry Against Cavalry 3. Having aradnt that the book delves into the necessity for a consideration of “moral” in an army.

Retrieved from ” https: Before his death, dh Picq had already published Combat antique ancient battlewhich was later expanded from his manuscripts into the classic Etudes sur les combat: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

Bugeaud’s experiences with Marshal Sucheta highly regarded former general of Napoleon ‘s, left an indelible impression upon the Marshal that were handed down to du Picq. What mattered to him were the combatants—their moral strength, their sufferings, their fears, and their courage. Then there were neither guns nor rifles able to pierce the mass by a converging fire and destroy it by the superiority of this fire over diverging fire.


So this book has to be written no later than I think it’s arvant to understand some of the theories as to why they did those mass charges during WW1. He is the author of An Instinct for War: Among military professionals, the book will stimulate salutary reflection and discussion. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser.

He was a colonel in the French army and died of wounds sustained in ardsnt in You may find it d free on the ardnt. Cavalry An Extract from Xenophon 2. Scenes from the Battlefields of History.

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Moral Elements in Battle 3. Spiller has rescued this unique inquiry from obscurity and caricature.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Ardant du Picq never said the things so often attributed to him—that troops pifq 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.