Reply to the Prussian Campaign of 1866

A Tactical Retrospect

Colonel P.L.E.A.H Bronsart von Schellendorf

Date Published :
May 2010
Publisher :
Helion and Company
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Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781906033040
Pages : 68
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : Available


This book is a sequel to The Prussian Campaign of 1866: a Tactical Retrospect. It is, in effect, the official reply of the Prussian Army to Captain May's theories and opinions on Prussian tactics during 1866.

The author, Col von Schellendorf, was a disciple of von Moltke, and the theory behind the words may be regarded as the latter's. Some of the sections in the book include: The column as a battle formation; Our present company column fights, on half-battalions; The duties of officers commanding companies, and the higher leaders; On firing volleys and skirmishing fire; Forms for the "ranged fight" of a brigade etc.

Includes a new introduction by Duncan Rogers providing information about the author, and the controversy the publication of this book was aimed at dampening.

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