Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Collage 511

Now we get a discussion of the difference between the theoretical plans of war and the actual decision-making that occurs on the battlefield.

The activity of a commander does not have the slightest resemblance to the activity we imagine to ourselves, sitting at ease in our study analyzing some campaign on a map with a known number of troops... a commander in chief always finds himself in the middle of a shifting series of events...

Lucy Arrington
from page 277-278, volume 2 of original text
collage, ink
made 5/13/11
Pevear/Volokhonsky translation page 825-826

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