Staff College Essays
by Evelyn Baring Cromer (9781150755071)

Staff College Essays
Evelyn Baring Cromer
Release Date: 23 December 2009
Format: Paperback
Pages: 58
ISBN: 9781150755071
ISBN-10: 1150755075

General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1870 Original Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co. Subjects: Ulm (Germany) Military art and science Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: COMMENTS ON THE CAMPAIGN. 123 Comments on the Campaign. The campaign of Ulm affords probably the Napoleon's success was best historical instance of success by pure skill in gained by " strategy. the management of armed bodies. Never has any success been more rapid or more thorough than that of Napoleon; never was one more due to strategy, aided by an astute, if unscrupulous, diplomacy. Jomini says, ' Ulm and Jena were won by strategy before they were fought, tactics having but little to do with them. At Ulm there was not even a general battle. 'f Napoleon himself said, 'J'ai detruit 1'armee autrichienne par de simples marches,' J and this was no vainglorious boast; it was absolutely true. It will be well to enquire into the causes which chief causes which led to brought about so remarkable a result. so complete a success. There were many causes, but of these the faults The faults committed by the Austrians must be regarded as the most direct. These were: -- First, faults of cause. system, of which mention has been already made, and for which neither Mack nor any one man can The suddenness with which the blow fell on the leaders of the Coalition may be judged from the following significant entries in Mr. Windham's Journal. ' November 3 -- Pitt was in great spirits, sanguine about assistance from Prussia. France would be in great danger,'

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