Wednesday, March 17, 2010

442,000 men took a stroll, and only 10,000 came back

 The Strange Maps blog posted and discussed a fascinating map/graph of Napoleon's Russian campaign, 1812-1813, shown above.

We now have a copy of this map hanging on the wall in the Northwest History Network office, which is beside the point in all regards save one: Seeing the map in the office the other day, I was reminded both that it existed and how fascinatingly effective it is in getting across the point that war is hell, and absolute war corrupts absolutely.


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