Tolstoy's Introduction to War

Verney, Victor
January 2007
Military History;Jan/Feb2007, Vol. 23 Issue 10, p54
The article focuses on the introduction to war of Russian writer Leo Tolstoy. As a young artillery officer in the Russian army, he served in Chechnya and in Crimea, and it was in those campaigns that Tolstoy got his firsthand experience of war. He compares military historians with deaf people who go on answering questions that no one has asked them.


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