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Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.) 2 0 Browse Search
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Baron de Jomini, Summary of the Art of War, or a New Analytical Compend of the Principle Combinations of Strategy, of Grand Tactics and of Military Policy. (ed. Major O. F. Winship , Assistant Adjutant General , U. S. A., Lieut. E. E. McLean , 1st Infantry, U. S. A.), Chapter 6: logistics, or the practical art of moving armies. (search)
ttle, backed against a defile like that of Leipzig, and wooded prairies cut up by small streams and gardens, it would have been important to throw a great number of small bridges, to open roads for arriving at them, and to mark out those roads; that would not have prevented the loss of a decisive battle, but a considerable number of men, cannon and caissons would have been saved which were abandoned for the want of order and issues for retiring. The inconceivable explosion of the bridge of Lindenau was equally the result of an unpardonable neglect on the part of the staff, which, for the rest, no longer existed in the army except in name, thanks to the manner in which Berthier composed it and treated it. Besides, it must be acknowledged that Napoleon, who perfectly understood logistics for organizing an irruption, had never thought of a measure of precaution in case of defeat, and when he was present, everybody reposed upon the Emperor as though he himself had ordered everything and f