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War and Peace - Study Guide Part 13, Chapters 6-13 Summary & Analysis

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Next day, the troops are massed in their appointed places by evening. Toll decides that he doesn't like the position he's given, so he changes it. As a result, he and many of his men are killed early in the battle. A messenger comes to Kutuzov, reporting that Murat's troops are in retreat. Kutuzov orders his troops to advance. The whole battle is fought by one regiment. The battle is not as great and large as some generals hope, but it's enough to put Napoleon's army to flight. History is baffled by the self-destruction of Napoleon's army in Moscow. Of the many courses Napoleon could have taken, none would be as injurious as the one he chose: to stay in Moscow. Napoleon had presented Moscow with a new constitution, a municipal council, and comprehensive government. All of Napoleon's plans are a waste of...

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