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The Battle of Wörth, August 6Th, 1870 (Classic Reprint)

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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Pages:82
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):8.8 x 6.1 x 0.2
  • Publication Date:June 14, 2012

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So far as the art mU itarj is concerned, the present is essenliallj a practical age. Company, battalion, and origade training, leading in logical sequence up to the larger manoeuvres, are -carried out for the most part on different varieties of ground $and each, as regards battle, has the same object in view, viz.: The imtruetion of the troops in attaining superiority of fire at the eitive point. When training on these lines is being carried out throughout theE mpire by every arm of the service, bv regulars, militia, apd volunteers, he would be rash indeed who could deny that within the last few years enormous strides have been made iu iihe direction of efficiency. It is not very long since all instruction, over and above the manoeuvres of the parade-ground, wa9 almost purely theoretical. Where actualexperience was viranting officers had to study the art of war in books, and the non-commissioned officers and men had exceedingly few opportunities of learning or realising their duties in the field. But although theory has very properly been reduced in rank, it has not lost all its importance; and it is impossible, if instruction is to be sound, that it should ever do so. Theory is of two kinds. First, there is speculative theory, which, in default of great campaigns fought with modern materiel endeavours, from a study of ballistics, of new inventions, of results on the ranges, of the incidents of manoeuvres and field-days, tp forecast the fighting of the future. Second, there is theory is based on the actual experiences of war; theory which does not neglect to consider the modifications which new arms and appliances may produce, but puts in the fore-ground the conditions which ruled the last great battles between civilised armies. Speculative theory is without doubt of very great value. The closer the study of modem fire the greater the chance that the small-b
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