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August 22, 2016


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In addition, Barclay de Tolly, the architect of Russia's scorched earth strategy that defeated Napoleon's 1812 invasion of Russia, was of Scottish descent.

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Thanks, dw. I'm only up to Catherine II in The Romanovs, so I look forward to reading about Barclay de Tolly and 1812 in general, about which I know little.

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