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War and Peace

War and Peace


by Leo Tolstoy

War and Peace Volume 4, Part 3, Chapter 16 Summary

  • A week later the frost is starting to set in and it’s gearing up to be a horribly cold winter.
  • The French army, which started with about 400,000 men, is down to 36,000.
  • A French guy writing the official report to his superiors writes that they are about as pathetic, sick, hungry, tired, and demoralized a bunch as any army anywhere.
  • They get back to Smolensk, hoping to rest and recoup.

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