Georges Hulot - 1814 : La manœuvre de Laon - 1912

Georges Hulot - 1814 : La manœuvre de Laon - 1912
Krijgsgeschiedenis, Militaria - Aantal: 2 - Gesigneerd door auteur - Boek

Rare and important document published by Captain Georges Hulot (45th Infantry Regiment) relating to the Battle of Laon which took place on 9 and 10 March 1814, opposing the forces of the French Imperial Army, commanded by Napoleon, to that of the Prussian Army.

Book intended for the theoretical teaching of general tactics and military strategy. The volume of text is accompanied by a valuable collection of 13 plates filled with sketches showing the maneuvers before and during the Battle of Laon.

Valuable copy enriched with a handwritten dedication signed by the author "Au Commandant Follachi hommage reconnaissant et affectueux".

This study “places the reader in the Emperor’s headquarters and only tells him what the commander-in-chief knows of the enemy. It follows the latter’s thoughts step by step, from 23 February to 12 March 1814, and endeavours to present the strategic and practical problems as they arose during those eighteen days. In the light of the resulting facts, it discusses the value of the solutions adopted, and highlights the part that morale played in the decisions made and their consequences. Finally, it highlights the preponderant influence of the leader.” (foreword).

Text volume bound in period half shagreen. Spine adorned with gilded stamping. Initials "P.P." at the bottom. The plates are gathered together in a portfolio with laces in half percaline with the title printed on a blue vignette pasted to front cover.

In good condition. Plates in very good condition. Joints on the portfolio are torn. Light rubbing on the headcap and raised bands of the binding. Interior in good condition, slightly yellowed but no foxing.

Georges Hulot

1814 : La manœuvre de Laon

Paris / Nancy, Librairie militaire Chapelot, 1912

206pp. 1f. (table) + 13 maps

Octavo, 25.5 x 16.5 cm

Aantal boeken
Krijgsgeschiedenis, Militaria
Auteur/ Illustrator
Georges Hulot
1814 : La manœuvre de Laon
Zeer goed
Publicatiejaar oudste item
Eerste druk
Oorspronkelijke taal
Gesigneerd door auteur
Aantal pagina‘s.
25,5×16,5 cm
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