By Center of Military History, George L. MacGarrigle
A sequence of illustrated brochures that describe the campaigns during which U.S. military troops participated in the course of international battle II.
each one brochure describes the strategic environment, strains the operations of the most important American devices concerned, and analyzes the influence of the crusade on destiny operations.
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Masseron. Why not an apprenticeship in the craft of his brother (who had initially been trained by Isaac),65 his father, and virtually all his Rousseau forebears? Surely the butchery of his grandfather’s tools could not have influenced this decision, even though the eighty-three-year-old David, still professionally active at that time, might have greatly resented Jean-Jacques’s actions. Isaac Rousseau, having already left for Nyon, was perhaps uninvolved in the choice of his son’s profession. For whatever reason, Rousseau joined Masseron’s office, where his employment was brief and undistinguished, ending with dismissal for incompetence and ignorance.
The Musée du Moyen Age (formerly the Musée de Cluny) in Paris has a death’s head watch made by Jean Rousseau I in which the lower jaw separates from the upper to reveal the dial. See Eugène Jaquet and Alfred Chapuis, Histoire et technique de la montre suisse (Basel and Olten: Urs Graf Verlag, 1945), p. 24. 31 30 Rousseau’s Hand of the workshop as apprentices have always done. The master’s view, contrastingly but predictably, was that the system greatly disadvantaged him for the first two years, when the apprentice was of little or no practical use, spoilt much of what he touched, and cost more than he was worth, factors that together explain why the employer’s frustration should sometimes have found expression in acts of brutality towards his charge.
The watch and clock engraver practises an applied art that is limited in scope (as Rousseau complained),67 and his training essentially consists in learning, first, which instruments to choose in order to achieve the best match of material and intended product, and, second, how to use the instruments selected. Scope for originality and creativity is restricted, as the horologist’s is: creativity in both is subordinate to the demands of function, in the engraver’s case by that of legibility (the need for a watch or clock to show the time clearly, for example), in the horologist’s by that of reliability (the need to tell the time dependably).