Accession Number:

ADA250848

Title:

The Waterloo Campaign: The Tenets of Campaigning

Descriptive Note:

Study project

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-02

Pagination or Media Count:

38.0

Abstract:

From 15-18 June, 1815, Napoleon conducted and lost his Waterloo campaign. The battle of Waterloo, aptly identified as one of historys fifteen decisive battles, and the associated campaign presents volumes of lessons for the military professional. In this regard, it is of particular interest to the study of the tenets of campaigning. Napoleons campaign plan considered and planned for the application of all of the tenets of campaigning as they are recognized today. During the course of the campaign, however, Napoleon strayed from the tenets, thus contributing to the campaigns eventual failure. This case study reviews the Waterloo campaign as envisioned and executed by Napoleon, specifically the tenets of campaigning.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE