Tag Archives: Napoleonic Wars

bummer on the battlefield: centers of gravity

How to lose wars and win battles: a good beginning would be to ignore Karl von Clausewitz- as we apparently have been doing since the end of WWII. And Clausewitz died in 1831… For Clausewitz the central points about war … Continue reading

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A salty dog: avoiding the press gang

In the end, although Napoleon’s ambitions were terminated on the field of Waterloo, the struggle at sea decided the issue and determined the course of the century that was to follow. As with Carthage and Rome, it was a struggle … Continue reading

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