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Photograph of field Marshal Blucher

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51434
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Dating:
1870s
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28 $
Marking:51434
Country:Russian Empire
Dating:1870s
The original.
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the Russian Empire, 1870s Visit-portrait. On the reverse side is glued in-store tag. The safety is excellent. Guaranteed original, presumably photographed with a portrait of field Marshal still in the time.

Biographical note: Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher, Prince Valstiski (. Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher; December 16, 1742 - September 12, 1819) - Prussian field Marshal, a member of a number of the Napoleonic wars, the commander of Prussian forces in the fighting against Napoleon returned, the winner of the Waterloo (1815).

Blucher was born 16 December 1742 in the town of Toutainville under a sprout. After several years of learning he in 1756 parents, enlisted in the Swedish army. At the time of the Seven years ' war (1756-1763) in the hussar at first fought against Prussia, was taken captivity. In in captivity 1760, after persuasion, background of Belling, moved in the Prussian service (recruiting war was the normal way of replenishment of the Prussian army needed the soldiers). In 1773 filed in the resignation and only after the death of king Frederick the Great in 1788 resumed military service - in the rank of major.

the Lack of education and very scarce education were recovered in it natural common sense, an unquenchable thirst for action and outstanding energy. Participated in expedition Netherlands 1789 he received the highest military order of Prussia, «For services". In 1801 for many feats Blucher was made in Lieutenant General.

while unfortunate for the Prussian campaign of 1806, after the battle with Auerstedt, Blucher a handful of soldiers, led them and General York, escaped to Lubeck, but here he found himself in a hopeless situation, was forced to give up, performing all original, to save the honour of weapons.

Until the end of 1812 he was doomed  inactivity; but only barely began to hope for the overthrow of the Napoleonic yoke, Blucher, who had already 70 years of age from the genus, but still full of energy and energy, became the head of the national movement in Germany. In 1813, he participated in the battle of Lützen. Got the head over the United Russo-Prussian troops in Silesia, covered themselves with glory in the battles of Katzbach and under Wartenburg.

Especially skilled and energetic steps were Blucher, prior to the battle of Leipzig. On the eve of its October 16, 1813, blücher received the rank field Marshal.

In the campaign of 1814 happiness is not time changed the Blucher, but not forced to lose heart. Under Brienne 17 (29 January failed, but then, having received reinforcements, January 20 (1 February) he won a victory La Rothiere.

In early February Blucher marched through Chalons to Paris Napoleon, taking advantage of compartmentalized and stretched position of troops, defeated them on parts made of the Silesian army, which suffered huge losses, to retreat to the Châlons. Then her already been accompanied by success and ended on March 19, mastering the Montmartre heights Paris.

In 1815, on the return of Napoleon from the island of Elba, Blucher he took command of the Prussian-Saxon army in the Netherlands.

Partially broken under Linyi, he pursued Pears, could catch the beginning of the battle when Waterloo. The not less avant-garde approach of the Prussian army was the turning point of the battle. Decided victory Gneisenau his genius on the opinion of Napoleon's maneuver, after which, relentlessly pursuing the French, Prussian troops approached Paris forced to the surrender. For the merits of Blucher in the battle of Waterloo Friedrich Wilhelm III granted him his Palace near the Brandenburg gate on Pariser Platz in Berlin Blucher lived up to his death.

after the war Blucher went in his Silesian estate, where and lived in rest death, followed on 12 September 1819.

In the army Blucher was very popular; Russian soldiers Silesian army called him «field Marshal of Perverts" due to constantly repeat them to fight  «Vorwärts" (forward!). Blucher was the best example of a brave soldier. Napoleon called him «the old devil" (FR. le vieux diable).

History

Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher, Prince Valstisko (it. Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher; 16 December 1742 — 12 September 1819) Prussian field Marshal, a member of several Napoleonic wars, the commander of Prussian troops in the fighting against the return of Napoleon, winner of Waterloo (1815 ).


Blucher was born 16 December 1742 in the town of Toitenwinkel under the sprout. After several years in school, he in 1756, against the wishes of parents enlisted in the Swedish army. During the Seven years war (1756-1763) as the first hussar fought against Prussia, was taken prisoner. Captive in 1760, after persuasion von Belling, passed into Prussian service (recruitment of prisoners of war was a common method of replenishment Prussian army desperately needs soldiers). In 1773 resigned, and only after the death of king Frederick the Great in 1788 again he resumed military service in the rank of major.


The lack of education and very little education have been compensated in the natural common sense, by an unquenchable thirst for activity and outstanding energy. Participated in the expedition to the Netherlands in 1789, he received the highest military order of Prussia, "For merits". In 1801, of the numerous exploits Blucher was promoted to Lieutenant General.


While unfortunate for the Prussian campaign of 1806, after the battle when Auerstadt, Blucher with a handful of soldiers, led by him and by General York, had gone to lübeck, but here he found himself in a desperate situation and was forced to surrender, having performed initially to save the honor of the weapon.


Until the end of 1812 he was doomed to inactivity; but as soon as there was hope for the overthrow of the Napoleonic yoke, as Blucher, who had already 70 years old, but still full of energy, became the head of the national movement in Germany. In 1813, he participated in the battle of Lützen. Received the command of the United Russian-Prussian forces in Silesia, covered themselves with glory in the battles of Katzbach and under Wartenburg.


Especially skilled and energetic were the actions of Blucher prior to the battle of Leipzig. Before her, on 16 October 1813, blücher was promoted to the rank of field Marshal.


In the campaign of 1814 happiness not once cheated on Blucher, but didn't make him lose heart. At Brienne 17 (29) January he failed, but then, having received reinforcements, 20 January (1 February) gained the victory of La Rothiere.


In early February, Blucher moved through Chalons to Paris, but Napoleon, taking advantage of compartmentalized and stretched position of his troops, broke them in pieces and forced the Silesian army, which suffered huge losses, to retreat to Châlons. Then the steps were accompanied by success and ended on March 19, mastering the heights of Montmartre near Paris.


In 1815, upon the return of Napoleon from the island of Elba, Blucher took the command of the Prussian-Saxon troops in the Netherlands.


Partially broken at ligny, he pursued Pears, couldn't make it to the start of the battle of Waterloo. However, the approach of the vanguard of the Prussian army was a turning point in the battle. Decided victory his genius Gneisenau in the opinion of Napoleon's maneuver, after which, relentlessly pursuing the French, Prussian troops came to Paris and forced him to surrender. Merit Blucher in the battle of Waterloo Friedrich Wilhelm III granted him his Palace near the Brandenburg gate at Pariser Platz in Berlin, where Blucher lived until his death.


After the war, blücher retired to his Silesian estate, where he lived in retirement until his death, which followed on 12 September 1819.


In the army Blucher was very popular; Russians of the Silesian army had called him "field Marshal of Forverts" due to constantly repeat them in battle the words "Vorwärts" (forward!). Blucher was the best example of a brave soldier. Napoleon called him "the old devil" (FR. le vieux diable).

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