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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Ardant du Picq, Charles Jean Jacques Joseph 1821-1870

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. As a captain, he saw action in the French expedition to Varna April—June during the Crimean Warbut he fell ill and was shipped home.

Cotton, Macmillan, New York, Transferred to the 9th Chasseurs a Pied battalion Decemberhe was captured during the storming of the central bastion of Sevastopol in September Spiller has rescued this unique inquiry from obscurity and caricature. 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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Strategy Six Pack Illustrated: Scenes from the Battlefields of History. Scenes from the Battlefields of History. In sum, Ardant du Picq was a talented analyst and, had he lived, would have gained a fine reputation as a military historian. This is not or was not for me an easy read. What mattered to him were the combatants—their moral strength, their sufferings, their fears, and their courage. The author of this book is considered to have been a talented military analist and military historian.

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Charles Ardant du Picq

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. 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.

Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. English Choose a pcq for shopping. Smith, author of The Embattled Self: Du Picq’s work attempts to deal with the principles of warfare as an empirical study, based on case studies of battles.

This stark difference from du Picq’s theory was put forward principally by Colonel de Grandmaison. Material and Moral Effect 4. His focus was no less unique: Eschewing grand military theories and strategies, Ardant du Picq draws on his real-world experience, especially during the Crimean War and the Siege of Sebastopol where he was captured, to examine what motivates a soldier to fight, what creates cohesion or disorder, what gives a commander tactical control, and what makes reason give way to instinct: Before du Picq began his famous manuscripts, the French military relied heavily upon the writings of former Chief of Staff Baron Antoine-Henri Jomini when it came to warfare.


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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. 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 there which help explain current military theories than Col.

His analyses stressed the vital importance, especially in contemporary warfare, of discipline and unit cohesion. One person found this helpful.