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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 1: the policy of war. (search)
orth there would be no wars but those of conquest, and that all those legitimate, but secondary wars, which have for object only the maintainance of the political equilibrium, or the defense of public interests, should be banished for ever. Otherwise, what means would there exist of knowing when and how it would be suitable to excite a national war? For example, if a hundred thousand Germans passed the Rhine, and penetrated into France with the primitive object of opposing the conquest of Belgium by this power, but with no other project of ambition against it, would it be necessary to raise en masse, all the population of Alsace, of Lorraine, of Champagne, of Burgundy, men, women and children, to make a Saragassa of every little walled town, and thus to bring about through reprisals the murder, pillage, and burning of the whole country? If this be not done, and the German army occupy those provinces at the end of certain successes, who will answer that it do not then seek to approp
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)
on of his career in Portugal, in Spain and in Belgium, and, in fact, it was the only one which suit example, the theatre of war of the French in Belgium; it is quite plain that the one of the two paed by the mental reservations of Austria upon Belgium, was not less fatal, in causing the march of the Anglo-Prussian armies on the frontier of Belgium before the battle of Ligmy (1815), and that o. The Austrians gained victories, and retook Belgium, because Dumouriez extended unskillfully his detail, enabling the French to consolidate in Belgium? Finally, the army was put in motion, after ed the success at Fleurus and the conquest of Belgium. In 1795, the French committed such great faazines to be despised; large armies, invading Belgium and Germany without provisions, lived sometiming among the inhabitants is very possible in Belgium, in Italy, in Suabia, upon the rich banks bf ithout success at Toulon, on the Rhine and in Belgium. Here is a case where a diversion might have[2 more...]