Principles of War

Hapsburg, Archduke Charles von

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An essential hole in knowledge of the art of warfare in the 1800s is now filled. Scholars and aficionados of warfare use strategic tomes to broaden their understanding of why certain countries’ armies took specific actions in preference to other options, and how these thereby influenced history. This first English translation of the Archduke Charles von Hapsburg’s “Grundsaetze der hohenkriegskunst,” illuminates the strategy of the Austro-Hungarian empire, which was one of the major participants