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.