von Blucher

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Prussian general who is remembered for his leadership in the wars against Napoleon (1742-1819)

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Von Blucher might have beaten only one home in a 7f handicap at Redcar last time but he was only three and three-quarter lengths behind the winner Raydiance and the RPR of 85 that he achieved that day was his highest this season.
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Some 48,000 men were led by the hard-drinking Gebhard von Blucher, 72, who called them "My children"
Heroes in Death: The von Blucher Brothers in the Fallschirmjager, Crete, May 1941
(4) Meanwhile, Prussian troops under Field Marshal Gebhard von Blucher attacked the French from the extreme right of the battlefield.
Prussian Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher was 73 years old when he lead a cavalry charge against Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo in 1815, while notorious British Admiral Lord Thomas Cochrane hoisted his flag aboard warships until he retired from active service in 1854 at the age of 79.
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Proposed additions The Prince Blucher pub, in Stafford Street, Walsall which is a three-storey, 19th century building deriving its name from Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher, who led the Prussian army to help defeat the French at Waterloo in 1815Two almshouses in Bath Street, Walsall, which were founded in 1519 and rebuilt in 1873.
He introduces some interesting aspects of modern analysis, such as climatologist Dennis Wheeler's model of the weather system that deluged the battlefield with 'apocalyptic' rainfall: the French guns could not operate effectively until the ground had dried appreciably, causing a serious delay that helped the Prussian army under Marshal Gebhardt von Blucher to come to the Duke of Wellington's assistance.
Clausewitz points out, for example, that in the February 1814 campaign against France, the allies' COG lay more with Prussia's Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher than with Austria's Prince Karl Philipp von Schwarzenberg, even though the latter had a larger army (140,000) than the former (100,000).
Finally, although General Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher has been revered for two hundred years as Marschall Vorwarts, it was General Friedrich Wilhelm von Bulow's corps that reinforced the Russian army to fifty thousand men in early 1813, and it was Bulow again who later defeated Marshal Nicolas Oudinot's corps at Luckau (64, 109).
Instead, a reserve corps of Prussian troops under General von Blucher arrived to reinforce Napoleon's British enemies and demolish Napoleon's pan-European dream.
The French numbered about seventy - two thousand; the combined forces of the British, the Dutch, and the Germans, under Arthur Wellesley, duke of Wellington, numbered about sixty - seven thousand; the Prussians, under Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher, made an additional fifty thousand.
A French army under the command of Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was defeated by a British-led allied force under the command of the Duke of Wellington and a Prussian army led by Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher. The battle marked the end of the Napoleonic Wars and Napoleon's rule as French emperor.