Corrections to Napoleonic Artillery
By Stephen Summerfield
Anthony L Dawson, Paul L Dawson and Stephen Summerfield (2007) Napoleonic Artillery, Crowood Press.
Like any work of this breadth with three authors and an editor errors creep in at the various stages especially when dealing with different languages. This list was first produced in January 2008 when the authors received their copies of the book and has been added to by a number of thoughtful contributors. It is hoped that in a second edition that these and others will be solved. The book alas was published before a proof copy was sent to the Authors.
A note upon the spelling should be made. The word Rechtsmaschine/ Richtsmachine/ Rechtmachine/ Richtmachine occur in contemporary sources.
A number of German speakers were consulted and the one used were their preferred spelling depending upon the language (English, French or German). In modern German it should be Richtmaschine.
Metric measurements were used throughout to avoid confusion. The naming of contemporary measures came from French and English sources so in the case of German, Italian and Russian measures they may be so differences in spelling.
There is no excuse for spelling our esteemed colleague Jörg Titze wrong on Page 90, 212, 253, 254 and 258.
The aim of the book was to open up the field of artillery to a new audience. The coverage could have been deeper but would have required a second volume. The choice of black and white pictures was that of the publisher as most of the pictures were in colour when submitted. All plans were redrawn to a common scale because it permitted comparison between countries that used different measures and the poor state of most of the plans that they were traced from.
Please contact the authors if there are any further clarifications corrections required.
Page 24 Clarification
Page 33 para 2, line 7
Page 37 Plate
Page 43 upper Plate
Page 62 Table 3.1
Page 63 [bottom] Plate
Page 73 Plate
Page 86 Table 3.4 [para 2 line 5, column 8]
Page 87 (bottom)
Page 88 Table 3.5 [para 1 line 8]
Page 89 [column 2, para 2, line 3 and 5]
Page 91 [column 1, para 2, line 8]
Page 92 Table 3.6 [para 1, line 3]
Page 125 Table 5.1 [para 20, column 3]
Page 128 [para 3 line 7]
Page 128 Bar Chart
Page 129 Bar Chart
Page 136 (top) Plate
Page 136 (bottom) Plate
Page 138 Table 5.8 [para 4, column 5]
Page 160 Figure
Page 159 [column 1, para 3, line 2)
Page 161 Figure
Page 173 Figure
Page 181 Caption
Page 247 (para 247 line 3)
Page 292 (column 2, para 15)
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