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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 3: strategy. (search)
order that they should not be invaded, whilst it is a means of rendering them accessible on all points. I will not enlarge further here upon that campaign. I shall merely observe that Dumouriez abandoned without cause the pursuit of the Allied army, in order to transfer the theatre of war from the centre to the extreme left of the general éhiquier; moreover, he did not know how to give to this movement a great object, and went to attack in front the army of the Duke de Saxe-Teschen, near Mons, whilst that by descending the Meuse upon Namur, with his mass, he would have been able to roll it back upon the North Sea, near Nieuport or Ostend, and to annihilate it entirely, by a battle more fortunate than that of Jemmapes. The campaign of 1793 offers a new example of the influence of a bad direction of operations. The Austrians gained victories, and retook Belgium, because Dumouriez extended unskillfully his front of operations to the gates of Rotterdam. Until then, the Allies wer