THE OFFICER’S MANUAL IN THE FIELD ; OR, A SERIES OF MILITARY PLANS, REPRESENTING THE PRINCIPAL OPERATIONS OF A CAMPAIGN.

Czetteritz, General Georg Oswald von (ed.).


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Greenwood Press, New York, facsimile rep., 1968. 70 pp., of text + 60 plates of plans & diagrams, 1 of which is fldg. Cloth ; silver armorial to front cover ; 22 x 14cm. FINE. Inscribed by the late military historian, David Westwood, and from his private collection. The Preface explains : The following Sheets are translated from a Work which was published in Berlin, under the Auspices of General Czetteritz, without any Date: but it is supposed to have been written a few Years subsequent to the Peace of 1763, in the Reign of Frederick II. – It is…offered as a Series of Examples of the principal Operations which occur in the Course of a Campaign, shewing the Positions and Movements of Troops under different Circumstances. The Design of the work is to elucidate and render familiar the various Objects of the Military Profession, by exhibiting detached Plans, which comprehend both the Position of an Army with respect to its Enemy - the Nature of the Ground upon which it is to act- the Methods in which Manoeuvres, Marches, and Attacks are to be prepared and executed, and to give certain Precepts of this difficult Science, the Rules of which, as well as their Applications, are almost innumerable. And it is hoped that it will be in this Respect of some Utility to those Officers, for whose Benefit the Translation was undertaken, by enabling them to apply the Principles of it to Ground of every Description. This facsimile reprint reproduces all sixty of the plans and diagrams that appeared in the original 1800 edition.


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