Tuesday, July 28, 2009

How Lice Thwarted Napoleon's Invasion Of Russia

MC isn't sure: with history over, pace Fukuyama's "The End of History and the Last Man," what can historians do but embroider? MC, however, is not a fan of the Corsican.

"'Napoleon doesn't give a damn how many of his soldiers are collapsing on the road,' Westphalian batallion commander Friedrich Wilhelm von Lossberg wrote to his wife. The emperor had an unsentimental view of the sick and dying."

You must be joking: he had an unsentimental view of the living!

Zhou Enlai, when asked his opinion of the French Revolution, is said to have replied:

"It's too soon to tell."

Of course it isn't and only a handmaiden to the monster Mao could have feigned such.

Click on the title of this post to read about a theory concerning the decimation of the Emperor's Grand Army and its legendary march on Moscow.

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