The almost universal belief was, that the Emperor would divide the Prussian
and English armies, annihilate one after the other, and march into Brussels before three days were over: when all the movables of his present masters, who would be killed, or fugitives, or prisoners, would lawfully become the property of Monsieur Isidor.
Then we began to speculate as to whether it had been an ape-man or a Prussian
that had abducted Lys.
The foreign visitors, especially the mining experts, were in the wildest doubt and excitement, as well as many important Prussian officials, and it soon began to be clear that the scheme for finding the treasure bulked much bigger in the business than people had supposed.
Otto had the vice of his Prussian type and tradition, which is to regard success not as an incident but as a quality.
He ultimately concludes that "after the 1820s depression, all Prussians
profited to some degree" (309).
On that occasion our bacon was saved by the timely arrival of the Prussians
The Latvian and Lithuanian people have the Old Prussians
to thank more than anyone else for their existence.
This humiliation motivated the Prussians
to undertake a series of reforms and the kingdom's laws, educational system, bureaucracy and army were reorganized and upgraded.
have never forgotten this important historical lesson.
On June 16 he triumphed over the Prussians
at Ligny but Wellington held him back and, two days later at Waterloo, it was all over.
30pm: The Prussians
arrive and engage French cavalry at Plancenoit.
Anticipating such a move, the Prussians
dispatched troops to counter it.
Here he follows his two-volume history of the Austro-Prussian
War with an account the battle of Koniggratz, a signal triumph for the Prussians
, the first battle between the two powers, and a demonstration of the changes that had come about in warfare.
then marched across France and at the Battle of Sedan (from September 1st to 2nd, 1870), 55 miles northeast of Rheims, Napoleon III himself was captured along with Marshal MacMahon and 100,000 troops.
Consequently, the evolving relationship between military culture and German society in the nineteenth century looms paramount: from the volunteers in 1814, to the popular criticism of standing armies in the 1840, to the advocacy of civil militias in 1848, to the critical reversal in 1871, when Prussians
accepted military values as a constituent element of civil society.