There are three hundred thousand Rooshians, I tell you, now entering France by Mayence and the Rhine--three hundred thousand under Wittgenstein and Barclay de Tolly
, my poor love.
Prince Barclay de Tolly
commanded the Russian forces in which famous campaign?
For example, while assigned as Chief of Staff of the 1st Western Army, he quarreled with his commander, General Barclay de Tolly
. Yermolov came across as far too brash and arrogant.
This old-regime disciplinary code was indeed not just very severe but at times absurdly pedantic and humiliating, though its worst aspects were somewhat reduced in 1812-14 by the realities of wartime service and the common sense and humanity of Barclay de Tolly
. (32) It is, however, important to understand that the "old regime" nature of the tsarist army was not just a weakness but also a strength in 1812-14.