The nation in arms

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byColmar Goltz

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... porta of the commissariat must be attachod to the troops and wodgcd in between them. Similar deviations from the usual order occur under suoh circumstances much more often than is advisable. In the dispositions for the march and the quartering of the troops, the care, cleverness, and experience of commanders, and especially of the general staff, is pre-eminently shown. In war, there is much more marching done than fighting. All the more necessary is it, therefore, to devote all possible trouble to lessening the difficulties attendant upon the march. Now that we have studied the manner of moving troops, it is next fitting to examine their employment for the ever-ohanging ends of war. But, for this purpose, an examination of both socalled prime forms of battle is first indispensable. 7.--Attack and Defence. "Offensive or defensive" was ever a favourite theme with war theorists, for the question, which form of operation of the two is the stronger, is quite as attractive as the various ways of answering it, according to the thousand circumstances which we presuppose. Clauscwitz says: "The defensive form of war-waging is in its nature strongor than the offensive." Blumo maintains: "The strategic offensive is tho more effcotivo form of warfare." Treatises upon this subject sound for the most part as though attack and defence were exclusively a matter of free choice on the part of the combatants. Instead thereof, this is hardly ever the ease. Circumstances will from the first assign to the one side the offensive, to the other the defensive. It is, therefore, much more important to study the peculiar demands of both forms, rather than to make a comparison between their inherent advantages and disadvantages. It is doubtful whether, altogether, it is correct or n...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1887. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... porta of the commissariat must be attachod to the troops and wodgcd in between them. Similar deviations from the usual order...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:158 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.34 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217804586

ISBN - 13:9780217804585

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