Prussian Staff & Specialist Troops 1791-1815

Prussian Staff & Specialist Troops 1791-1815

by Peter Hofschroer, Christa Hook
     
 

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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… See more details below

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781780965154
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing, Limited
Publication date:
03/20/2012
Series:
Men-at-Arms , #381
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
48
File size:
4 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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