The Waterloo Campaign: The Tenets of Campaigning
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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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.
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