I am not sure Napoleon was ever really himself after the Russian campaign. What he expected after his victory at Borodino and what really turned out was very different. Expecting the Russians to surrender only having them chase him all the way back to France may have put some doubt in his mind. Maybe that doubt is what affected his decisions at a place like Waterloo. I know in sports that if you loose your confidence it can be hard to get back. I imagine the same could be said about war generals. Just a thought. Enjoyed the post.
Photos of WWI Landscapes as they are Today
Some photographs of the landscapes of World War One battlefields as they are today, by photographer Michael St Maur Sheil:
That’s really cool. It is spooky to think that the landscape is still scarred by man from a war 100 years ago.
It is spooky to think that the landscape is still scarred by man from a war 100 years ago.
And dangerous. I think that farmers who work the land in the general area of the front still routinely turn up old unexploded shells at plowing time, which then get carted away by ordnance disposal units who are accustomed to being called by the local people for such jobs.
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That Masurian Lakes photo is absolutely haunting.