February 25 , 2010

Jena to Eylau

The Disgrace and the Redemption of the Old-Prussian Army


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Field-Marshal Von der Goltz was one of the most widely read military authors of the late 19th century; his ideas and theories of the “Nation in Arms” were to be brought into practice during the First World War, during which he served. His wide military experience ranged from the practical during the 1866 Bohemian campaign to the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71, before moving on to staff and teaching posts.
He authored many works during his time as part of the historical section of the Prussian General Staff, mostly about the theory of war and the victorious campaigns of the 1870-71. A fiercely patriotic man, he was inspired to write about the great defeat of the Prussian army of 1806 as part history and part catharsis. His work is supremely detailed and his great critical military mind avoids bias in favour of the Prussians. This title is acclaimed as a military classic along with his “Von Rossbach bis Jena und Auerstädt” and “Nation in Arms”.
Title – Jena to Eylau
Sub-Title – The Disgrace and the Redemption of the Old-Prussian Army
Author — Field Marshal Freiherr Colmar Von der Goltz (1843-1916)
Translator — C. F. Atkinson (????-????)
Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in 1913, London, by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co. Ltd.
Original – xv and 340 pages.
Illustrations - The maps cannot be reproduced with this volume as they are A3.
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