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ANTOINE-HENRI DE JOMINI: (1779-1869) Baron de Jomini. Swiss Officer who first served for the French ...

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ANTOINE-HENRI DE JOMINI: (1779-1869) Baron de Jomini. Swiss Officer who first served for the French and later for the Russian services. An influential military Theorist who wrote The Art of War (1838). An interesting A.L., three pages, 4to, Saint Petersburg, n.d., to `General Boutourline«, in French. Jomini explains to his correspondent that he has not yet read the Austrian article responding to Buturlin«s speech at the St. Petersburg military academy, and states in part `..The sentence they complain about was hard, that is true, but it should only be understood as rhetoric. The same sentence pronounced in front of a friendly circle would have not been blamedÉ..It is the proof that your intention was not to say that the pedantry was the individuals viceÉWe could also say that Spain is the classic land of the ignorance and fanaticism, and this doesn«t change the fact that there are a thousand exceptions in that Kingdom.. I have to admit that I was shocked when they informed me that each Austrian military was feeling accused of pedantry..« further saying `This army defeated in many battles has even been greater in his last efforts at Essling and Wagram.. The only reproach that could be done to your speech would be if you had printed and distributed it.. I have even demanded the printer to destroy the proofs..« A letter of interesting content. Small overall age wear. Folded. G £800-1200 Dmitri Buturlin (1790-1849) Russian General and reputed military Historian. He took part in numerous campaigns of the Napoleonic wars. After giving up his military career, Buturlin was appointed in 1843 Director of the Imperial Public Library and headed the Buturlin Committee, a secret service of censorship.

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