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Background imagePrussians Collection: Events / Napoleonic War

Events / Napoleonic War
BATTLE OF JENA Murat leads the French cavalry to victory against the Prussians

Background imagePrussians Collection: Battle of Ligny / Napoleon

Battle of Ligny / Napoleon
Gneisenau at the battle of LIGNY, where Napoleon defeats Bluchers Prussians

Background imagePrussians Collection: Killing an Elephant for food, Paris; Franco-Prussian War, 18

Killing an Elephant for food, Paris; Franco-Prussian War, 18
Illustration showing the killing of an elephant, in the Jardin des Plantes, for food during the Siege of Paris in the winter of 1870-1

Background imagePrussians Collection: Battle of Maciejowice

Battle of Maciejowice
The Russians and Prussians defeat the leader of the insurrection, Kosciuszko, and his forces at the battle of Maciejowice

Background imagePrussians Collection: Napoleon at Battle of Eylau

Napoleon at Battle of Eylau
Battle of Eylau - Napoleon defeats the Prussians and Russians

Background imagePrussians Collection: Schleswig-Holstein Question. The First Schleswig War (1848-1)

Schleswig-Holstein Question. The First Schleswig War (1848-1)
Schleswig-Holstein Question. The First Schleswig War or Three Years War (1848-1851). Fighting between the Danes and Prussians at the Battle at Kolding on April 23, 1849

Background imagePrussians Collection: POLISH INSURRECTION 1794

POLISH INSURRECTION 1794
KOSCIUSKO'S OATH An incident of the Polish Insurrection: Kosciusko vows to drive the Russians, Prussians and Austrians out of Poland or die trying. Date: 1794

Background imagePrussians Collection: DEFILES DE L ARGONE The French in combat with the invading Prussians Date

DEFILES DE L ARGONE The French in combat with the invading Prussians Date: September 1792

Background imagePrussians Collection: The Prussians settle themselves in Saint-Severin church, using the font as a wash-basin

The Prussians settle themselves in Saint-Severin church, using the font as a wash-basin, the altar as a food-store... Date: 1-3 March 1871

Background imagePrussians Collection: Three Hussars ride down the Champs Elysees Date: 1 March 1871

Three Hussars ride down the Champs Elysees Date: 1 March 1871

Background imagePrussians Collection: SIEGE OF PARIS A Parisienne dresses up in a fancy uniform

SIEGE OF PARIS A Parisienne dresses up in a fancy uniform and takes up arms against the Prussians - she is perhaps another Jeanne d Arc ? asks the caption Date: 1871

Background imagePrussians Collection: BATTLE OF TORGAU Friedrich der Grosse personally leads his Prussians to attack

BATTLE OF TORGAU Friedrich der Grosse personally leads his Prussians to attack the Austrian rear; though repulsed, Ziethen later turns defeat into victory Date: 3 November 1760

Background imagePrussians Collection: When news arrives that the Prussians are attacking Verdun

When news arrives that the Prussians are attacking Verdun, the Garde Nationale leaves Paris to defend the country, while crowds cheer them on the Pont Neuf Date: September 1792

Background imagePrussians Collection: National Guard camping in the Luxembourg Gardens

National Guard camping in the Luxembourg Gardens
Units of the National Guard camping in the Luxembourg Gardens, during manoevres in preparation for forthcoming action against the Prussians or the Republicans. Date: 9-10 May 1870

Background imagePrussians Collection: Interior of the Gun-Boat La Commune; Paris Commune 1871

Interior of the Gun-Boat La Commune; Paris Commune 1871
The interior of the Communard gun-boat La Commune, shown equipped with cannon, during the Paris Commune of 1871. The second siege of Paris in 1871 was caused by civil war

Background imagePrussians Collection: BATTLE AMIENS 1870

BATTLE AMIENS 1870
Battle of Amiens during the Franco-Prussian War: the Prussians 44th regiment attacks a rail embankment at Villers Bretonneux Date: 23 December 1870

Background imagePrussians Collection: NAPOLEON AT MONTEREAU

NAPOLEON AT MONTEREAU
He himself aims the guns at the Prussians, during the battle of Montereau Date: 18 February 1814

Background imagePrussians Collection: VON SAVIGNY, Friedrich Karl (1779 - 1861). German

VON SAVIGNY, Friedrich Karl (1779 - 1861). German jurist. Oil

Background imagePrussians Collection: SCHWANN, Theodor (1810 - 1882). German physiologist

SCHWANN, Theodor (1810 - 1882). German physiologist, anatomist and naturalist. He developed the cell theory. Oil

Background imagePrussians Collection: Austro-Prussian War. 1866

Austro-Prussian War. 1866
Austro-Prussian War. Parade of troops in the Market Square in Nuremberg during the occupation of the city by the Prussians in 1866. Painting by Louis Braun (1836-1916)

Background imagePrussians Collection: Russian Propaganda postcard - German Cockroaches

Russian Propaganda postcard - German Cockroaches
" The Prussians" A Russian propaganda postcard from WWI era, depictng Russian soldiers driving out the German menace, depicted as cockroaches

Background imagePrussians Collection: Friedr Wilh Von Bulow

Friedr Wilh Von Bulow
FRIEDRICH WILHELM von BULOW Graf von Dennewitz, Prussian military commander, took part in the battle of Waterloo when the Prussians, assisted by British, defeated Napoleon. Date: 1755 - 1816

Background imagePrussians Collection: Battle Plan / Waterloo

Battle Plan / Waterloo
A battle plan for Waterloo. Red= English and Belgians Green= Prussians Blue= French Date: 1815

Background imagePrussians Collection: Napoleon at Jena (Vernet

Napoleon at Jena (Vernet
BATTLE OF JENA Napoleon reviews his men before they go into battle against the Prussians; their victory will give Napoleon command over all Prussia Date: 14 October 1806

Background imagePrussians Collection: Valmy (Vernet Mono)

Valmy (Vernet Mono)
BATTLE OF VALMY The French Revolutionary Army, under Dumouriez, defeat the Prussians under the duke of Braunschweig Date: 20 September 1792

Background imagePrussians Collection: Fighting in Ardennes

Fighting in Ardennes
THE ARDENNES, on the border between France and the Netherlands, are the scene of fierce French resistance to the invading Prussians Date: September 1792

Background imagePrussians Collection: Prussians Leave France 1873

Prussians Leave France 1873
The Germans finally evacuate French territory - Au revoir! Date: September 1873

Background imagePrussians Collection: Uhlan in Paris

Uhlan in Paris
A Prussian Uhlan contemplates the Arc de Triomphe : though the Parisians feel humiliated, the Prussians remain in the city for only three days Date: 1-3 March 1871

Background imagePrussians Collection: Gaping at a Prussian

Gaping at a Prussian
An object of great curiosity, Champs Elysees Date: 1-3 March 1871

Background imagePrussians Collection: Battle of Valmy

Battle of Valmy
At the battle of VALMY, the French under Dumouriez and Kellermann defeat the Austrians and Prussians under Brunswick Date: 20 September 1792

Background imagePrussians Collection: Adalbert Murdered

Adalbert Murdered
ADALBERT, prince and bishop, seeking to convert the Prussians, is murdered by a heathen priest, but is made a saint Date: 997

Background imagePrussians Collection: WILLIAM I, Friedrich Ludwig (1797-1888). King of

WILLIAM I, Friedrich Ludwig (1797-1888). King of Prussia (1861-1888) and German Emperor (1871-1888). Engraving

Background imagePrussians Collection: SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich (1822-1890). German archaeologist

SCHLIEMANN, Heinrich (1822-1890). German archaeologist. Discoverer of the ruins of Troy. Engraving

Background imagePrussians Collection: Thaler, silver coin with portrait of Friedrich

Thaler, silver coin with portrait of Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia (Berlin, 1828).. Coin. SPAIN. Barcelona. Numismatic Cabinet of Catalonia

Background imagePrussians Collection: Prussians Take Rugen

Prussians Take Rugen
Friedrich Wilhelm I of Prussia, keen to grab what he can, joins in the war between Sweden and Russia : here his forces take the island of Rugen Date: 1715

Background imagePrussians Collection: Battle of Eylau

Battle of Eylau
Indecisive battle of EYLAU - Prussians and Russians avoid defeat by the French : here, Scharnhorsts men in action Date: 8 February 1807

Background imagePrussians Collection: Battle of Eylau (Anon)

Battle of Eylau (Anon)
BATTLE OF EYLAU Inconclusive battle in which the French, Prussians and Russians between them lost some 35, 000 men without any appreciable gain either way Date: 8 February 1807

Background imagePrussians Collection: Charles Bourbaki

Charles Bourbaki
CHARLES DENIS SAUTER BOURBAKI French military, served in Algeria, Crimea, Italy, but less successful against the Prussians in 1870. Date: 1816 - 1897

Background imagePrussians Collection: Prussian Occupation

Prussian Occupation
The Prussians, who have occupied Luxembourg, withdraw

Background imagePrussians Collection: The French Emperor visiting the French Army at Chalons; Fran

The French Emperor visiting the French Army at Chalons; Fran
Engraving showing Napoleon III arriving at Chalons, to confer with his generals about the fate of his empire, on 16th August. By September 2nd 1870 the French army capitulated to the Prussians

Background imagePrussians Collection: Franco-Prussian War. The First German in Paris

Franco-Prussian War. The First German in Paris
On January 28th 1871 Paris capitulatd to the Prussians. The Government of National Defence, under Trochu and Gambetta, signs a 3 week armistice with Bismarck to negotiate peace

Background imagePrussians Collection: Franco-Prussian War. The Bridge at Corbeil, blown up by the F

Franco-Prussian War. The Bridge at Corbeil, blown up by the F
In order to stop the Prussian advance the French troops destroyed strategically placed bridges. In early October 1870 the French were surrounded by the Prussians

Background imagePrussians Collection: Wounded French Soldiers entering Paris; Franco-Prussian War

Wounded French Soldiers entering Paris; Franco-Prussian War
Engraving showing French soldiers wounded in the engagement with the Prussians at Chatillon returning to Paris, 1870. This scene, on the Chausee de Maine

Background imagePrussians Collection: French Army retreating from Carignan; Franco-Prussian War, 1

French Army retreating from Carignan; Franco-Prussian War, 1
Engraving showing the French Army being driven out of Carignan by the Prussians on 30th August 1870. This action preceded the Battle of Sedan

Background imagePrussians Collection: The Germans entering Mont Valerien; Franco-Prussian War, 187

The Germans entering Mont Valerien; Franco-Prussian War, 187
Illustration showing the capture of the French fortress of Mont Valerien by the Prussians, making the fall of Paris inevitable, during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1

Background imagePrussians Collection: A Squadron of Cavalry from General Chanzys Army; Franco-Pru

A Squadron of Cavalry from General Chanzys Army; Franco-Pru
Illustration showing a squadron of General Chanzys cavalry during the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1. At the end of January 1871 General Chanzy was utterly defeated by the Prussians at Le Mans

Background imagePrussians Collection: The Prussian Army advance at the Battle of Sadowa; Seven Wee

The Prussian Army advance at the Battle of Sadowa; Seven Wee
Illustration showing the army of the Crown Prince of Prussia advancing at the Battle of Sadowa during the Seven Weeks War (or Austro-Prussian War) of 1866

Background imagePrussians Collection: General Ducrots Forces crossing the Marne; Franco-Prussian

General Ducrots Forces crossing the Marne; Franco-Prussian
Illustration showing French troops, under the command of General Ducrot, crossing the Marne River to launch a counter attack against the Prussians, 29th November 1870



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