Great Campaigns: A Succinct Account of the Principal Military Operations which Have Taken Place in Europe from 1796 to 1870

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W. Blackwood & sons, 1877 - Europe - 634 pages

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Page iii - 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.
Page 614 - The one quality in which Von Moltke seems deficient is that of reaping the full and instantaneous fruits of victory. The time that was permitted to elapse after the first struggle lost to the Germans the opportunity of bringing the war to a brilliant and rapid conclusion," " Great Campaigns,
Page 272 - I regret that our relations with your government are not so good as they were, but I request you to tell the Emperor that my personal feelings for him have not changed.
Page 357 - ... has become, since the year 1815, a confederacy of sovereign and independent states. The Act of Constitution was signed by all the members of the confederacy at the Congress of Vienna, June 8, 1815, and consists of twenty Articles. According to the first Article, the object of the Confederation is, 'the preservation of the internal and external security of Germany, and the independence and inviolability of the various German States.
Page 333 - A tolerably large village, on both banks of the canal ; the part on the right bank consists of older and less substantial buildings than that on the left. There is no direct road to Ponte Vecchio from the...
Page 54 - ... and a considerable part of the higher orders, hated the Spaniards, and detested the government. The royal forces were at a distance from the capital, and from each other; Don F. Calleja was stationed at San Luis Potosi...
Page 99 - J ant in general. along them till close to the opposing army, and then to manoeuvre so as to force that army to form front to a flank. It will thus be compelled to engage at the greatest relative disadvantage if it determines to fight, and, if it escapes by a line still open, the territory it had occupied will be gained without a blow. The commander of an army that feels the grasp of a formidable enemy Best course on its communications is not in a position which admits of pause or for the ^edeliberation.
Page 334 - Vecchio downwards, the canal becomes shallower and more rapid, and its banks are less high and steep. As it gradually diverges from the river, the breadth of the high ground enclosed between it and the low...
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Page 333 - Ticinus bridge, slopes gradually down to nearly the level of the high ground which forms the sides of the valley, and through which the canal is led. At the canal bridge there are four buildings — one in each angle between the road and...

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