THE PARTISAN OR THE ART OF THE PETITE-GUERRE  By De Jeney, Translated by G.F.Nafziger (Originally published 1759), 53 pages, $25.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″
Pages: 53 pages
Illustrations: 7
Price: $25


Let me quote the author about himself: “I am not capable of imitating, having to express my ideas in a language which is foreign to me and having never had as the source of all my reflections, other than the painful service of 24 campaigns all filled with the harshest exercises of the military art, essential to light troops; whose fatigues and dangers I experienced from my earliest youth in Turkey, in Hungary, in Silesia, in Italy, in Germany, in Flanders and finally in Westphalia.”

The author was a very experienced partisan officer, completely engaged in the practice of the Petite Guerre and this work documents the tactics and practices of a partisan officer raiding behind the enemy’s lines during the War of the Austrian Succession and the Seven Years War.  It is literally a field manual of how to do the various activities necessary to operate in this manner.  It even goes so far as to provide medical treatments for men and horses.