Count von Daun: Imperial Military Manual

Scope and Content

Ordonnance pour la formation des bataillons et l'exercice avec les plans de la formation d'un bataillon en ordre de bataille ou parade, ainsy que les differentes conversions. It is signed at the foot of the title page 'Chique fecit en 1766', and at the end of some sections 'L'original est sign Le Comte de Daun'. The manual contains 25 coloured diagrams showing military formations. It is in French, with subheadings, notes and commands in German. There is an index. 389pp.

Administrative / Biographical History

Leopold Josef, Count von Daun (1705-66), Austrian field-marshal. After retiring from the army he spent the rest of his life working on the reorganisation of the Imperial forces and methods of conducting battles.

Access Information

Open for consultation by holders of a Reader's Ticket valid for the Manuscripts Reading Room.

Acquisition Information

Purchased 1993.


Description compiled by Robert Steiner, Department of Manuscripts and University Archives.

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