The Operations of War Explained and Illustrated


The Operations of War Explained and Illustrated

HAMLEY, Edward Bruce

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Publication Info

  • Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1866
  • Place Published: Edinburgh
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Fair
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
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  • Details:
    438 p. + 2 p. publisher's ads. 25 cm. 17 fold-out maps accompanied by smaller maps and diagrams in the text. Burgundy cloth. Spine faded, cracked and bumped. Piece of spine inside. Hinges torn. Owner's signature on half title. Hamley served with the British military as an artillery commander during the Crimean War. He also operated in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt, eventually rising to the rank of Lieutenant-General. His book became standard reading and covers both strategy and tactics, accompanied by historical examples. Specific topics include: the modern conditions of war; considerations which must precede the opening of a campaign; the fronts of opposing armies and their respective lines of communication with their bases; the influence of obstacles; tactics. Lots of references to specific battles and conflicts eg. why Jena was a more critical point than Naumburg for Napoleon. Indexed.

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