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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)
those enterprises to prove that their success or their loss depends, sometimes upon reasonableness, sometimes upon the genius of him who directs them; oftener still upon faults of execution. Every one knows how Peter the Great preceded the destruction of Charles XII, by causing to be captured, by a considerable corps, the famous convoy which Lowenhaupt conducted. It is generally recollected how Villars completely defeated at Denain the great detachment which Prince Eugene had made under Albemarle. The destruction of the great convoy which Laudon took from Frederick during the siege of Olmutz, obliged the king to evacuate Moravia. The fate of the two detachments of Fouquet at Landshut, in 1760, and of Fink at Maxen, in 1795, equally attests how difficult it is to avoid the necessity of making detachments and the danger which results therefrom. Later still, the disaster of Vandamme at Culm, was a cruel lesson for corps advanced too audaciously; however, it must be admitted tha