Les Canons de la Victoire -- Septieme Edition du Manuel d'Artillerie Lourde Revue et Considerablement Augmentee

By: Alvin, Colonel ; et Commandant Andre

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ix, (1), 572 pages; Preface de M. Le Marchal Joffre. Avec 422 croquis et figures dans le texte. OCLC 458462719 Original owner's name on ffep - Major Anderegg [of the Swiss Army], otherwise clean and tight in pulisher's green cloth binding with black lettering. Illustrated throughout with diagrams, charts and drawings. A foundational reference for artillerymen and officers written by Colonel Pierre Hippolyte Scipion Isidore Alvin and Commandant Felix d'Andre. In February 1914, then Captain Pierre Alvin published a detailed essay on the use of field artillery during the Balkan War in the Journal des Sciences Militaires. In the conclusion he speculates about the role of heavy artillery should a conflict arise between France and Germany, which it obviously did when World War I broke out. The treatise offered here reflects his accumulated experience, knowledge and research joined with that of Commandant Andre. Commandant Felix d' Andre, adjutant and A.D.C. to General Pau, was a distinguished soldier, a world traveller, and a writer on military tactics. In 1900 he was a member of the French military mission to Peru, where he served as sub-director, and later director- in-chief of all military instruction in that country. His career there was brilliant, resulting in Peru's admirable preparedness when the difficulties with Bolivia arose. In the Great War, Commandant Andre played a major role in the Battle of the Marne, for which he received the Cross of the Legion of Honour. He was captured after making an heroic defence at Ailly Wood for four days, and was confined in a German military prison for two years, being eventually released in an exchange of prisoners.

Title: Les Canons de la Victoire -- Septieme Edition du Manuel d'Artillerie Lourde Revue et Considerablement Augmentee

Author Name: Alvin, Colonel ; et Commandant Andre

Categories: European History, French Language and Literature, Military History,

Publisher: Paris, Charles LaVauzelle & Cie.: 1923

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 8vo

Seller ID: 41872

Keywords: Artillery in Wartime Heavy Artillery Military Weapons