FORET DE GREMECEY BATTLE ANALYSIS
In this lesson, you will analyze the Foret de Gremecey Battle using the expanded Battle Analysis Methodology Format.
Begin by reading all of the resource materials provided in Appendix F. You may want to refer to the simplified version of
the Battle Analysis Methodology Format (Appendix A) as a guide to help organize your thinking.
Note: The expanded Battle Methodology Format is exceedingly detailed; it is highly unlikely any given situation would
provide sufficient information and data to enable the analyst to answer every question with any degree of precision.
The next five learning events will break down, discuss in detail and apply the five categories of the Battle Analysis
Methodology Format which is found, in its entirety, in Appendix B on page 97.
Cole's account will give you a good overall picture of the battle. From his account, you can proceed to the more specific
reports and histories.
LEARNING EVENT 1
DEFINE THE SUBJECT
As with the simplified version of the Battle Analysis Methodology Format, you will begin by defining the subject. Try to
answer as many of the questions as you can. Refer back to the resources as necessary to gather more information.
a. Determine the date, location, and principal antagonists.
(1) When did the battle occur?
(2) Where did it take place?
(3) Who was involved?
b. Determine the sources.
(1) What are the sources of information concerning the battle?
(2) What types of sources are required for a thorough, balanced account of the fight? (Biographies, operational
histories, battle journals, after-action reports, war diaries, etc.)
(3) What are the comprehensive bibliographies on the subject and where are they?