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    A historical post about the Blucher and the Prussians here.

    It's never too late to have a happy childhood

    #176845
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    Thanks I did scan it (otherwise busy) and its nice to see another mould-breaking mythbusting of the Superman Wellington ideals.

    Blücher did pretty well for his age and condition; given he was charging against Prussia (mistreated for being merely a ‘Pomeranean Swede’) originally.

    I’ve always had respect for the man, eccentric or not. The bio I read a few years back gave an exhaustive chapter or two on his leadership of the Red Hussars 1794 Campaign. No lesser man than Kellerman or Lasalle could have done the same.

    cheers dave

    Blinking paint by numbers... bahhumbug!

    #176848
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    Thank you for posting an excellent and informative read.

    #176850
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    Interesting, thanks.

    …especially as French old historians and writers have had, instead, the bad habit of talking endlessly about what Grouchy should have done. 😉

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    #176851
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    Thank you, gents.

     

    Patrice, one sure way to stir up a fuss online is to maintain that Napoleon lost Waterloo, or Lee lost Gettysburg. Hosts will rise up to say it was Grouchy, or Ney, or Longstreet, or Ewell, anybody but their heroes.

     

    Perhaps Longstreet lost Waterloo and Grouchy lost Gettysburg.

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    #176866
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    Patrice, one sure way to stir up a fuss online is to maintain that Napoleon lost Waterloo, or Lee lost Gettysburg. Hosts will rise up to say it was Grouchy, or Ney, or Longstreet, or Ewell, anybody but their heroes. Perhaps Longstreet lost Waterloo and Grouchy lost Gettysburg.

    Yes. In most cases, even if a famous battle had been won by the loser he would have lost later (yes I know it’s out of topic, but). It may not be true in civil wars sometimes (but not always) a single battle can be decisive. It’s less often the case in international battles. If Napoleon had won Waterloo he would rather certainly have been soon outnumbered later and there would have been another 1814 campaign in France.

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    #176868

    Good show!

    "Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?"

    Axel Oxenstierna

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