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AUSTRIAN CAVALRY EXERCISE

A Selection from Henry S. King & Co.'s Catalogue of Military Publications.

THE GERMAN ARTILLERY IN THE BATTLES NEAR

METZ. Based on the Official Reports of the German Artillery. By Captain HOFFBAUER, Instructor in the German Artillery and Engineer Śchool. Translated by Capt. E. O. HOLLIST.

[Preparing. This history gives a detailed account | the Appendix, furnishing full details as of the movements of the German artillery to the number of killed and wounded, in the three days' fighting to the east and expenditure of ammunition, &c. The west of Metz, which resulted in paralys campaign of 1870-71 having demonstrated ing the army under Marshal Bazaine, and the importance of artillery to an extent its subsequent surrender. The action of which has not previously been conceded the batteries with reference to the other to it, this work forms a valuable part of arms is clearly explained, and the valu the literature of the campaign, and will able maps show the positions taken up by be read with interest not only by members the individual batteries at each stage of of the regular but also by those of the the contests. Tables are also supplied in auxiliary forces. THE OPERATIONS OF THE FIRST ARMY, UNDER

STEINMETZ. By Von Schell.; Translated by Captain E. 0. Hollist.

Demy 8vo. Uniform with the other volumes in the Series. Price ios. 6d. THE OPERATIONS OF THE BAVARIAN ARMY CORPS.

By Captain HUGỌ HELVIG. Translated by Captain G. S. SCHWABE. With 5 large Maps. 2 vols. Demy 8vo. Uniform with the other Books in the Series.

[Preparing THE OPERATIONS OF THE FIRST ARMY UNDER GEN.

VON GOEBEN. By Major Von SCHELL. Translated by Colonel C. H. VON Wright. Four Maps. Demy 8vo. 9s.

History ojo the Organisation, Equipment, and War Services of THE REGIMENT OF BENGAL ARTILLERY. Compiled from

Published Official and other Records, and various private sources, by Major FRANCIS W. STUBBS, Royal (late Bengal) Artillery. Vol. I. will contain War SERVICES. The Second Volume will be published separately, and will contain the HISTORY OF THE ORGANISATION AND EQUIPMENT OF THE REGIMENT. In 2 vols. 8vo. With Maps and Plans.

[Preparing. VICTORIES AND DEFEATS. An Attempt to explain the Causes

which have led to them. An Officer's Manual. By Colonel R. P. ANDERSON. Demy 8vo. 145.

A delightful military classic, and what | warrant him that let that bit be ever so is more, a most useful one. The young small it will give him material for an officer should have it always at hand to hour's thinking.' open anywhere and read a bit, and we

United Service Gazette. THE OPERATIONS OF THE FIRST ARMY IN NORTHERN

FRANCE AGAINST FAIDHERBE. By Colonel Count HERMANN VON WARTENSLEBEN, Chief of the Staff of the First Army. Translated by Colonel

C. H. VON WRIGHT. In demy 8vo. Uniform with the above. Price 9s. *Very clear, simple, yet eminently in- , 'The work is based on the official war structive, is this history. It is not over documents-it is especially valuableladen with useless details, is written in the narrative is remarkably vivid and good taste, and possesses the inestimable interesting. Two well-executed maps value of being in great measure the enable the reader to trace out the scenes record of operations actually witnessed by of General Manteuffel's operations.'the author, supplemented by official Naval and Military Gazette. documents.'-Athenæum.

W for continuation of the Selection, see the end of the book.

TRANSLATED FROM THE ABRIDGED EDITION OF

CAPTAIN ILLIA WOINOVITS

OF THE GENERAL STAFF

AND PREFACED WITH A GENERAL SKETCH OF

THE ORGANISATION &c. OF THE CAVALRY

BY

CAPTAIN W. S. COOKE

22ND REGIMENT

ILLUSTRATED WITH 23 DIAGRA

HENRY S. KING & Co.
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1874

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PREFACE.

DURING the autumn of 1872, I had the good fortune to be present at the exercises of the Austrian cavalry at the great camp of instruction at Bruck, on the Leitha, some twenty miles distant from Vienna. A previous study of the cavalry drill-book had convinced me of the excellence of the system employed, owing to its extreme simplicity and the absence of all superfluous details; that conviction was thoroughly confirmed when I witnessed it in practice.

Though two regiments only, one of hussars and one of lancers, forming one brigade, were present, the occasion was one of very great interest, for the Inspector-General of Cavalry had summoned all the cavalry generals and colonels to the camp, to watch the working of the brigade under his own orders, that they might concert together with him as to whether any remodelling of the existing system had become necessary, to meet the more modern requirements. I

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