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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2018 2:55 p.m. PST


Interesting Reading here…

PDF link

Hope you enjoy!.


MaggieC7027 Apr 2018 2:12 p.m. PST

Ah, yes… where would we be without these exercises in secondary sources by the Command and Staff College folks?

Too many typos to count, too many misspelled proper names, too many sketchy facts, and so forth and so on. I do think they write only for each other, because the more academically endowed usually snicker at these "theses."

But you know me, mon ami--I love a good laugh.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2018 3:15 p.m. PST

Glup!… (smile)


von Winterfeldt30 Apr 2018 11:05 p.m. PST

The battle was the culmination of a campaign that is memorable for its
striking inefficiencies in not only the Grand Army, but the Napoleonic system of warfare
as well. A study of Napoleon's Campaign in Poland during the winter of 1806-1807 is
significant because it offers an insight into many of the problems Napoleon would again
face in the disastrous Russian Campaign in 1812.

A good read – one of the few authors who is using other language sources than English too,

MaggieC7001 May 2018 3:17 a.m. PST

Oh, right. Amid Elting, Marbot, Wilson, and Petre, among so many other similar references are two books in French and two in German. What a feat of secondary source scholarship.

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