War: Reproduced with Amendments from the Article in the Last Editions of the "Encyclopaedia Britannica", to which is Added an Essay on Military Literature and a List of Books with Brief Comments

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Page 115 - Vera." 2 vols. Fifth Edition. Cloth, gilt tops, i2*. %* Also a Cheaper Edition in i vol. With Frontispiece. Crown 8vo. Cloth, price 6s. BLU ME (Major W.). The Operations of the German Armies in France, from Sedan to the end of the war of 187071. With Map. From the Journals of the Head-quarters Staff. Translated by the late EM Jones, Maj.
Page 101 - Though many a passenger he rightly call, You hold him no philosopher at all. And yet the fate of all extremes is such, Men may be read, as well as books, too much. To observations which ourselves we make, We grow more partial for the observer's sake; To written wisdom, as another's, less: Maxims are drawn from notions, those from guess.
Page 113 - Despatches and Papers relative to the Campaign in Turkey, Asia Minor, and the Crimea, during the War with Russia in 1854, 1855, 1856.
Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 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.
Page 109 - History of the Consulate and the Empire of France under Napoleon. Forming a sequel to " The History of the French Revolution.
Page 69 - 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...
Page 120 - The System of Attack of the Prussian Infantry in the Campaign of 1870-7 1.
Page 62 - ... admirable in its analysis of past experience that all who would understand the subject should study it in its integrity. His conclusion is : " From all that I have stated in this long letter I draw the conclusion that cavalry will, in the future, also be able to play a decisive part in battle if they can be led in such a manner that they can break out round a flank, and can thus, up to the last moment, take advantage of the fire effect of their own line of battle. But to do so will sometimes...

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