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The retreat from Moscow

William Nicholson

The retreat from Moscow

a play about a family

by William Nicholson

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Published by Anchor Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Married people -- Drama,
  • Divorce -- Drama

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWilliam Nicholson.
    GenreDrama
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6064.I235 R48 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 114 p. ;
    Number of Pages114
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23276885M
    ISBN 10140007763X
    LC Control Number2003063572

    The convoy departed Moscow on the 16th October a few days before the army. Bazile presented the most awful and hideous sight: seven thousand five hundred bodies were piled like pigs of lead over one another in the corridors… and all the broken windows and walls were stuffed with feetlegs, armshandstrunks and heads to fit the apertures, and keep out the air from the yet living. So he concentrates on the central body of the invasion, with only peripheral space given to the flanking forces, and other details not concerning the main invasion force. While waiting for the reply that never came, Napoleon considered many impracticable plans for the escape of his army.

    From there, the retreat became a rout, and on December 8 Napoleon left what remained of his army to return to Paris with a few cohorts. Napoleon did nothing for the helpless, not even for French residents of the city. This accomplished, the States of Europe would be melted into one nation, with Paris as the capital. The reply came - meek, pacific but firm. See also.

    And then, half to himself, "It was time. This would also mean a battle with Kutuzov. The channel believes in 'Beauty is truth; and truth beauty'. But Kutuzov was in fact playing for time and had no intention of negotiating peace, indeed he guessed that Napoleon's keenness on negotiation was in the end a sign of weakness. His marshals objected, and Davout, the man to whom he had transferred his brother's command, opposed the scheme tooth and nail. So long as they remained in the charred capital there was little hope of their recovering the old discipline.


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Synopsis It looks like we don't have a Synopsis for this title yet. Then he would return and conquer England; perfidious The retreat from Moscow book should not escape him as she had escaped the Armada. According to Zamoyski, Napoleon had studied weather patterns and believed that it would not get really cold until December, but did not realise how quickly the temperature would drop when it changed.

Their foes the frozen North and Czar,—that, worst. It was time to be going while the going was good. An unofficial truce had been in operation, so the French were taken by surprise.

Foraging parties were sent to the villages outside the city to seek food for horses and men; they brought back little or no supplies.

But still warm love Kept those that rose all dastard fear above, As on his tent they saw his shadow pass, Backwards and forwards; for they credited, alas!

The Retreat From Moscow

Only one daily exercise served to keep alive their military ardour, the inevitable fight for provisions. For his impetuosity and his astounding blunders, this man, who thought himself an unconquerable superman, paid the greatest price; he fell and great indeed was his fall.

He does challenge some popular views, particularly in justifying Napoloen's actions at certain points e. Causes[ edit ] The French Empire in Although the French Empire seemed The retreat from Moscow book be at its peak in and[26] it had in fact already declined somewhat from its apogee in — Other historians who believe that the fires were started deliberately by the The retreat from Moscow book include David Bell and Charles Esdaile.

After crossing the Rhine on a boat, Napoleon set off again at 7pm, finally in French territory. Murat pursued and indeed harried the Russian rearguard as far as the outskirts of Tarutino, but was unable to capitalise on his superiority.

Even Napoleon did not escape untouched by that appalling conflagration. The Czar remembered his threat that peace with Napoleon would never be signed on Russian soil; and he made no reply.

Had he been in possession of a well-stocked capital, he could have turned out the inhabitants, and defended it against the Russians until Spring, when reinforcements would have arrived.

Surprised at trembling, though it was with cold, Who ne'er had trembled out of fear, the veterans bold Marched stern; to grizzled moustache hoar-frost clung 'Neath banners that in leaden masses hung.

City Governor Count Fyodor Rostopchin had made preparations to burn any stores useful to the French and city and had ordered Police Superintendent Voronenko to set fire to not only the stores, but to anything that would burn.

Citation Information. Tsar Alexander I found Russia in an economic bind as his country had little in the way of manufacturing, yet was rich in raw materials and relied heavily on trade with Napoleon's continental system for both money and manufactured goods.

It was the middle of October; the chill winds blowing over from the desolate Steppes would soon teach Napoleon his greatest lesson. When Russian troops re-entered the city, they found scenes of terrible destruction, as many dead lay unburied in the streets and those buildings which were not burnt had sustained significant damage or were blackened with smoke; inside, everywhere was plundered and many churches had been defiled.

No order had been given; none had intimated that the city would not be defended; the people, moved by some vague instinct, had decided that they would best injure the invader by handing over to him an empty capital.

On the 5th November, Napoleon reached Dorogobuzh.

The Retreat from Moscow

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The title is bit misleading, inasmuch as this is the story of the whole campaign, not just the retreat. It is, as books on the subject go, a brief and light treatment, of what was a massive and Author: Seb Palmer.The Retreat from Moscow: A Play About a Family - eBook () by William Nicholson Hear about sales, receive special offers & more.

You can unsubscribe at any 42comusa.com: Ebook.Ebook Retreat from Ebook A Play about a Family William Nicholson is the author of the acclaimed Seeker and Jango, books one and two of the Noble Warriors trilogy; the Wind on Fire trilogy; as well as the screenplays for Gladiator and Shadowlands, both of which were nominated for Academy Awards.

He lives with his wife and their three.