A Year of War and Peace+ Day 26

In which the Russian army prepares for inspection and we learn to order our lives well in every act


War and Peace — Book One, Part Two

Chapter One

In October, 1805, a Russian army was occupying the villages and towns of the Archduchy of Austria, and yet other regiments freshly arriving from Russia were settling near the fortress of Braunau and burdening the inhabitants on whom they were quartered. Braunau was the headquarters of the commander in chief, Kutúzov.

A Year of War and Peace — Day 26

A Duty Disturbed

We’ve left the cozy confines of peacetime aristocratic Russia with its parties and entered the comfortless world of war with its marches over foreign soil. Specifically, we’re now in Braunau, a place near the contemporary border between Austria and Germany.

Daily Meditation

That concludes today’s reading and reflection. Let me know what you think in the comments. I love talking War and Peace.

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