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Battle Studies
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A new English translation of Ardant du Picq’s classic Battle Studies, introduced by a new biographical essay. Battle Studies is one of handful of books which address the experience of combat directly.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Series Info, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction: Toujours la question essentielle
  2. pp. xiii-l
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  1. About This Translation
  2. pp. li-lii
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  1. Part One. Ancient Battle: Introduction
  2. pp. 3-4
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  1. I. Man in Primitive and Ancient Combat
  2. pp. 5-9
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  1. II. Knowledge of Man Made Roman Tactics, the Successes of Hannibal, and Those of Caesar
  2. pp. 10-14
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  1. III. Analysis of the Battle of Cannae
  2. pp. 15-23
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  1. IV. Analysis of the Battle of Pharsalus and Some Characteristic Examples
  2. pp. 24-32
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  1. V. The Dynamics of Morale in Ancient Combat
  2. pp. 33-39
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  1. VII. The Purpose of This Study and What Would Be Necessary to Complete It
  2. pp. 46-48
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  1. Part Two. Modern Battle
  1. I. General Considerations
  2. pp. 51-73
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  1. II. Infantry
  2. pp. 74-96
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  1. III. Cavalry
  2. pp. 97-113
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  1. IV. Artillery
  2. pp. 114-115
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  1. V. Command, General Staff, and Administration
  2. pp. 116-120
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  1. VI. Social and Military Institutions; National Characteristics
  2. pp. 121-130
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  1. Appendices
  1. Appendix I. Memorandum on Infantry Battle
  2. pp. 131-158
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  1. Appendix II. Historical Documents
  2. pp. 159-170
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  1. Appendix III. Record of Military Service of Colonel Ardant du Picq
  2. pp. 171-172
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  1. Appendix IV. “Extract from the History of the 10th Infantry Regiment”
  2. pp. 173-176
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  1. Appendix V. A Brother’s Reminiscence
  2. pp. 177-180
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  1. Appendix VI. The Circular Letter
  2. pp. 181-183
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  1. Back Cover
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