Prussian Staff & Specialist Troops 1791-1815 [NOOK Book]

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The origins of what would become the German General Staff of the late 19th and 20th centuries - probably the most professional military machine in the world - can be traced to the Prussian Army of the French Revolutionary (1792-1802) and Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). This concise study, concluding the author's series of five titles on the Prussian Army of 1792–1815, covers the staff; the reforms in tactical employment of all-arms brigades (which, contrary to received opinion, pre-dated the disasters of Jena ...
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Prussian Staff & Specialist Troops 1791-1815

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Overview

The origins of what would become the German General Staff of the late 19th and 20th centuries - probably the most professional military machine in the world - can be traced to the Prussian Army of the French Revolutionary (1792-1802) and Napoleonic Wars (1799-1815). This concise study, concluding the author's series of five titles on the Prussian Army of 1792–1815, covers the staff; the reforms in tactical employment of all-arms brigades (which, contrary to received opinion, pre-dated the disasters of Jena and Auerstedt in 1806); the artillery and other technical troops; and regimental colours and standards. Among the illustrations are rare diagrams from the artillery drill manual of the day.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780965154
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/20/2012
  • Series: Men-at-Arms , #381
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 48
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Hofschroer is a recognised expert on the German campaigns of the Napoleonic wars and the Prussian army in particular. He has already written ‘Leipzig 1813’, number 25 in the Campaign series.
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