Baratier, Paul Joseph Auguste , soldier and Chairman of the Versailles Military Committee (1870-1939). Autograph letter signed.

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4to. 5¾ pp. on 6 folios.


An essay on several changes to the law concerning military engineers. These changes to the previous set of regulations, which still dated from the early days of the revolution, had significant implications for engineers in Baratier's day. He describes changes in training and training centres, in the hierarchy's ranking system and in the various specialisations of available to engineers: "Ingénieurs Militaires / Au moment où vient d'être promulguée une loi, créant le corps spécial des ingénieurs militaires, il peut être intéressant d'examiner les changements que la nouvelle législation apportera aux anciennes dispositions. Anciennes, à la vérité, car elles remontent aux premiers temps de la Révolution [...]" ( "Military Engineers / At a time when a law has just been issued, which creates the special corps of military engineers, it may be interesting to examine the changes that the new legislation will bring to the previous regulations. Old, indeed, for they date back to the early days of the Revolution [...]").

With notes in pencil. Somewhat dusty and fingerstained in places; paper occasionally browned. The first sheet is mounted, with numerous longer and shorter marginal tears along the central fold line.

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