World War: Napoleon to Hitler

Napoleon Bonaparte started for Moscow on June 24, 1812. Adolf Hitler started on June 22, 1941. Napoleon, whose fastest unit was the horse, reached Moscow on Sept. 14. This week, on Sept. 14, Hitler, whose fastest unit is the plane, was fighting Russian counter-attacks some 200 miles from Moscow. Napoleon stayed in Moscow for nearly six weeks, suffered cold and defeat in the frigid Russian winter, was back in Paris by Dec. 18. Later Napoleon said:

"I made a mistake in attacking Russia. I thought the whole world would be with me. Everybody turned...

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