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Сторінка 136 - Crown 8vo, 5s. 6d. ADAMS. Great Campaigns. A Succinct Account of the Principal Military Operations which have taken place in Europe from 1796 to 1870. By Major C. ADAMS, Professor of Military History at the Staff College. Edited by Captain C. COOPER KINO, RM Artillery, Instructor of Tactics, Royal Military College.
Сторінка 7 - Hamley. masses from one kind of formation to another, or their transference from point to point of a battle-field, for purposes which become suddenly feasible in the changing course of the action.
Сторінка 8 - It must be emphatically asserted that there does not exist, never has existed, and never, except by pedants, of whom the most careful students of war are more impatient than other soldiers, has there ever been supposed to exist, " an art of war " which was something other than the resultant of accumulated military experience.
Сторінка 136 - Great Campaigns : a Succinct Account of the Principal Military Operations which have taken place in Europe from 1796 to 1870. Edited from the Lectures and Writings of the late Major C. Adams by Captain C. Cooper King.
Сторінка 11 - It is an unanswerable assertion that only by study of the past experience of war has any great soldier ever prepared himself for commanding armies.
Сторінка 138 - The System of Attack of the Prussian Infantry in the Campaign of 1870-7 1.
Сторінка 71 - The artillery must in the first place hit, in the second place hit, and in the third place hit." (Prince Hohenlohe's correspondent "Letters on Artillery," p. 385.) "A high velocity increases the probability of hitting, and therefore it would seem that velocity is of greater importance than the size of the shell after the latter has reached a certain limit. This is essentially so with shrapnel-shell...
Сторінка 13 - Now the great strategic movements of armies have depended always upon their means of obtaining food and warlike supplies.
Сторінка 29 - ... handles, and to breaking up and destroying the efficiency of that to which he is opposed. This is the central fact to be kept in mind. Generals and soldiers, long accustomed to look at war from this point of view, frequently embody their whole conception of strategy in a phrase which to a reader, taking it in its simple form, is apt to seem like a mere truism — that the great principle of strategy is to concentrate the largest possible force at the right moment at the decisive point. So stated,...