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On Wellington : a critique of Waterloo

Author: Carl von Clausewitz; Peter Hofschröer
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, ©2010.
Series: Campaigns and commanders, v. 25.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Clausewitz, the Western world's most renown military theorist, participated in the Waterloo campaign as a senior staff officer in the Prussian Army. His appraisal, offered here in an up-to-date and readable translation, criticized the Duke of Wellington's actions. Lord Liverpool sent his translation of the manuscript to Wellington, who pronounced it a 'lying work'. The translated commentary was quickly buried in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Personal narratives, German
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Clausewitz, Carl von, 1780-1831.
On Wellington.
Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c2010
(OCoLC)761106694
Named Person: Arthur Wellesley Wellington, Duke of; Napoleon, Emperor of the French
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Carl von Clausewitz; Peter Hofschröer
ISBN: 9780806141084 0806141085
OCLC Number: 475453995
Notes: Originally published in German as Der Feldzug von 1815 in Frankreich, as v. 8 in the posthumously published work Hinterlassene Werke des Generals Carl von Clausewitz über Krieg und Kriegführung. Berlin : F. Dümmler, 1832-1837.
Description: vii, 251 p. : map, port. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The French armed forces : organization of the standing army --
Depot troops and the Arme? Extraodinaire --
Napoleon's exaggeration of the available resources --
Order of battle of the French Army --
The National Guard --
Allied deployment in April --
Defense --
Preemptive attack on Wellington and Bl?cher --
The allied armed forces --
Order of battle and disposition of forces on both sides --
Reflections on Wellington's deployment : necessary assumptions --
Critique --
Disposition and concentration of the Prussian Army --
Objective of the French attack --
The point of union of the two allied armies --
Calculation of the time necessary for the concentration of the Prussian Army --
Calculation of the time necessary for the concentration of Wellington's army --
Reflections --
Bonaparte concentrates his army --
Bluc̈her's concentration at Sombreffe --
Wellington's concentration --
Bonaparte's offensive is directed at Bl?cher --
The engagement at Charleroi --
Situation on the morning of June 16 --
The Battle of Ligny --
Bl?cher's deployment --
Dispositions on the front at Ligny --
Dispositions on the Sombreffe Front --
The Duke of Wellington arrives --
Bonaparte's plan of attack --
Critical commentary --
Main events of the battle --
The Third Army Corps' actions --
Critical commentary on the battle as a whole : Bl?cher --
Bonaparte --
The engagement at Quatre Bras --
Observations --
Bl?cher's movements on June 17 --
Wellington on June 17 and 18 --
The Battle of Waterloo : Wellington's deployment --
Bonaparte's plan of attack --
The key points of the battle : Wellington's defense --
The Prussian attack --
The Battle of Wavre on June 18 and 19 : Grouchy's march --
General Thielemann's deployment --
Grouchy's attack on June 18 and 19 --
The encounter at Namur --
Reflections on the battle : Bonaparte --
The allies --
The Battle of Wavre --
A second battle against Bl?cher --
Consequences of the battle --
The march on Paris : initial pursuit --
The march on Paris : critical comments --
Table of marches --
The situation in Paris --
Advance of the remaining armies into France --
The capture of the fortresses.
Series Title: Campaigns and commanders, v. 25.
Other Titles: Feldzug von 1815 in Frankreich.
Responsibility: Carl von Clausewitz ; translated and edited by Peter Hofschröer.

Abstract:

"Clausewitz, the Western world's most renown military theorist, participated in the Waterloo campaign as a senior staff officer in the Prussian Army. His appraisal, offered here in an up-to-date and readable translation, criticized the Duke of Wellington's actions. Lord Liverpool sent his translation of the manuscript to Wellington, who pronounced it a 'lying work'. The translated commentary was quickly buried in Wellington's private papers, where it languished for a century and a half. Now published for the first time in English, Hofschr?er brings Clausewitz's critique back into view with thorough annotation and contextual explanation"--Dust jkt.

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