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Austrian Cavalry Exercise

A Selection from Henry S. King dv Co.'s Catalogue of Military Publications.

THE GERMAN ARTILLERY IN THE BATTLES NEAR

METZ. Based on the Official Reports of the German Artillery. By Captain Hoffbauer, Instructor in the German Artillery and Engineer School. Trans

lated by Capt. E. O. Hollist. This history gives a detailed account of the movements of the German artillery in the three days'fighting to the east and west of Metz, which resulted in paralysing the army under Marshal Bazaine, and its subsequent surrender. The action of the batteries with reference to the other arms is clearly explained, and the valuable maps show the positions taken up by the individual batteries at each stage of the contests. Tables are also supplied in

[Preparing. the Appendix, furnishing full details as to the number of killed and wounded, expenditure of ammunition, &c. The campaign of 1870-71 having demonstrated the importance of artillery to an extent which has not previously been conceded to it, this work forms a valuable part of the literature of the campaign, and will be read with interest not only by members of the regular but also by those of the auxiliary forces.

THE OPERATIONS OF THE FIRST ARMY, UNDER

STEINMETZ. By Von Schell." Translated by Captain E. O. Hollist. Demy 8vo. Uniform with the other volumes in the Series. Price xos. 6d.

THE OPERATIONS OF THE BAVARIAN ARMY CORPS.

By Captain Hugo Helvig. Translated by Captain G. S. Schwabe. With 5 large Maps. 2 vols. Demy 8vo. Uniform with the other Books in the Series.

[Preparing.

THE OPERATIONS OF THE FIRST ARMY UNDER GEN. VON GOEBEN. By Major Von Schell. Translated by Colonel C. H. Von Wright. Four Maps. Demy 8vo. gs.

History of the Organisation, Equipment, and War Services of THE REGIMENT OF BENGAL ARTILLERY. Compiled from Publi-hed Official and other Records, and various private sources, by Major Francis SV. Stubbs, Royal (late Bengal) Artillery. Vol. I. will contain War Services. The Second Volume will 'be published separately, and will contain the History Of The Organisation And Equipment Of The Regiment. In 2 vols. 8vo. With Maps and Plans. [Preparing.

VICTORIES AND DEFEATS. An Attempt to explain the Causes which have led to them. An Officer's Manual. By Colonel R. P. Anderson. Demy 8vo. 14$.

'A delightful military classic, and what is more, a most useful one. The young officer should have it always at hand to open anywhere and read a bit, and we

warrant him that let that bit be ever so small it will give him material for an hour's thinking.'

United Service Gazette.

THE OPERATIONS OF THE FIRST ARMY IN NORTHERN

FRANCE AGAINST FAIDHERBE. By Colonel Count Hermann Von Waktensleben, Chief of the Staff of the First Army. Translated by Colonel

C. H. Von Wright. Indemy8vo. 'Very clear, simple, yet eminently instructive, is this history. It is not overladen with useless details, is written in good taste, and possesses the inestimable value of being in great measure the record of operations actually witnessed by the author, supplemented by official documents.'—A thenceum.

Uniform with the above. Price 9$.

'The work is based on the official war documents—it is especially valuable— the narrative is remarkably vivid and interesting. Two well-executed maps enable the reader to trace out the scenes of General Manteuffel's operations.'— Naval and Military Gazette.

K'£T For continuation of the Selection, see the end of the book.

TRANSLATED FROM THE ABRIDGED EDITION OF

CAPTAIN ILLIA WOINOVITS

OF THE GENERAL STAFF

AND PREFACED WITH A GENERAL SKETCH OF
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PREFACE.

DURING the autumn of 1872, I had the good fortune to be present at the exercises of the Austrian cavalry at the great camp of instruction at Bruck, on the Leitha, some twenty miles distant from Vienna. A previous study of the cavalry drill-book had convinced me of the excellence of the system employed, owing to its extreme simplicity and the absence of all superfluous details; that conviction was thoroughly confirmed when I witnessed it in practice.

Though two regiments only, one of hussars and one of lancers, forming one brigade, were present, the occasion was one of very great interest, for the Inspector-General of Cavalry had summoned all the cavalry generals and colonels to the camp, to watch the working of the brigade under his own orders, that they might concert together with him as to whether any remodelling of the existing system had become necessary, to meet the more modern requirements. I

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