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Medium-rare, not Well-done,
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This review is from: On Artillery (Paperback)
The other reviews on this site are essentially correct. On Artillery is readable and interesting and has some good perspectives on historical developments. It is also overly focused on French and German (especially the latter) matters. Gunderson is primarily interested in exploring organization and tactics of field artillery, and displays little interest in technology, institutional analysis, and strategic planning. In particular, the lack of interest in the impact of technology upon tactics is disappointing. I find his omissions more interesting than what he included, such as that he could write upon the subject without discussing logistics beyond a cursory mention of the switch from horse to vehicle traction and in regards to technology to go without mentioning the introduction of the mechanical time fuze.