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Monday, 12 October 2009

Smolensk - The First Time

Micro Horror has a competition running once again and so I just had to send something. The theme is The Past Smolensk - The First Time
Napoleon's army passed through Smolenk twice in 1812 and the first pyrrhic victory of an already weakened force, was followed by the dubious success of reaching Moscow only to retreat in one of the harshest of Russian winters over already scorched earth, by the same route on which they arrived. This story gives a voice to that horror.