Blücher And The Uprising Of Prussia Against Napoleon, 1806-1815 by Dr. Ernest F. Henderson | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
Blücher And The Uprising Of Prussia Against Napoleon, 1806-1815

Blücher And The Uprising Of Prussia Against Napoleon, 1806-1815

by Dr. Ernest F. Henderson
     
 
Includes 32 Illustrations and 6 maps.

BLÜCHER is chiefly known to English readers as the man who came to Wellington’s aid at Waterloo. The object of the present volume is to show that he had a separate existence of his own and performed other great deeds in the cause that are equally deserving of praise. Strange that he has never been made the

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Includes 32 Illustrations and 6 maps.

BLÜCHER is chiefly known to English readers as the man who came to Wellington’s aid at Waterloo. The object of the present volume is to show that he had a separate existence of his own and performed other great deeds in the cause that are equally deserving of praise. Strange that he has never been made the subject of an English biography and that of his German lives none have been translated into English! The present work cannot pretend altogether to fill the gap, as the plan of the series, if I have understood it rightly, is to treat the movement as fully as the man.

I shall feel a certain satisfaction if I can succeed in establishing Blücher in his rightful position, as the peer of Wellington in all that concerns the overthrow of Napoleon. “You forget Wellington’s Spanish campaigns,” I shall be told. “You in turn forget,” I shall answer, “that Blücher was the one progressive, inspiring element among the leaders of the allied armies from the year 1813 on.” Without Blücher’s decision to cross the Elbe at Wartenburg there would have been no battle of Leipzig; without his cutting loose from Schwarzenberg in March, 1814, there would have been no closing in of the allies on Paris; without his brave endurance at Ligny in spite of the non-arrival of the promised reinforcements, Wellington would have been overwhelmed at Quatre-Bras and there would have been no Waterloo.

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ISBN-13:
9781786251893
Publisher:
Pickle Partners Publishing
Publication date:
11/06/2015
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