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War and Peace

War and Peace

by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 4, Part 2, Chapter 7 Summary

  • The battle at Tarutino is a huge mess. No one goes where they are supposed to, there is no strategy, it’s just a dumb free-for-all. But, Tolstoy points out, that’s pretty much how all battles go.
  • In any case, it doesn’t really matter. Even though none of the goals that were set out for this battle were achieved, the bigger picture shifted a lot. This battle is the first push to rattle the French army and set it on the run.

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