The Halt in the Mud: French Strategic Planning from Waterloo to Sedan

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Notes
The following abbreviations have been used throughout the end notes:
AG: Archives de Guerre.
SHAT: Service historique de l'armée de terre.
AH: Archives historiques [at the Chateau de Vincennes, Paris].
CJCG: Corpus Juris Confoederationis Germanicae.
MR: Mémoires et Reconnaissances.

Chapter 1
1.
The best modern academic definitions of these terms are found in Allan R. Millett and Williamson Murray , Military Effectiveness. Volume I: The First World War ( Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989), 19.
2.
Ibid., 12.
3.
Ibid., 6-7.
4.
Charles, Archduke of Austria, Principes de la strat`gie d`velopp`s par la relation de la campagne de 1796 en Allemagne; ouvrage tr. de l'allemand, et attribué à S.A.I. l'archiduc Charles, avec cartes et plans ( Paris: Magimel, Anselin et Pochard, 1818), 1:xxi; 1:1.
5.
Carl von Clausewitz, On War [ed. and trans. by Michael Howard and Peter Paret] ( Princeton: Princeton Univ. Press, 1976), 177.
6.
Baron Antoine Henri de Jomini, The Art of War [trans. Capt. G. H. Mendell and Lt. W. P. Craighill ] ( Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1971), 68-69.
7.
Gerhard Ritter, The Sword and the Scepter. The Problem of Militarism in Germany. Volume I: The Prussian Tradition 1740-1890 [trans. Heinz Norden] ( Coral Gables, FL: Univ. of Miami Press, 1969), chapter 1.
8.
Helmuth von Moltke, Strategy; Its Theory and Application: The Wars for German Unification 1866-1871 [trans. Harry Bell] (Ft. Leavenworth, KS: n.p., 1911).
9.
The classic example of this influence was of course the Schlieffen Plan; see Gerhard Ritter, The Schlieffen Plan: Critique of a Myth ( New York: Praeger, 1958).
10.
For the best synthesis of this era of military history, see Russell F. Weigley, The Age of Battles: The Quest for Decisive Warfare from Breitenfeld to Waterloo ( Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1991); for the best appreciation of the development of tactics, see Brent Nosworthy, The Anatomy of Victory: Battle Tactics 1689-1763 ( New York: Hippocrene Books, 1990).
11.
Christopher Duffy, Frederick the Great: A Military Life ( London: Routledge, 1985), 285- 330. Frederick's enthusiasm for battle seemed to cool as his army deteriorated during the desperate years at the end of the Seven Years' War. Still no Great Captain fought, and lost as many battles.
12.
John A. Lynn, The Bayonets of the Republic. Motivations and Tactics in the Army of Revolutionary France, 1791-1794 ( Urbana: Univ. of Illinois, 1984).
13.
Robert S. Quimby, The Background to Napoleonic Warfare( New York: Columbia Univ. Press, 1957).
14.
Gunther E. Rothenberg, The Art of Warfare in the Age of Napoleon ( Bloomington: Indiana Univ. Press, 1980), 22-30.

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