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 CRL - Germany
Gneisenau, August Wilhelm Anton, Graf Neidhardt von, 1760-1831.
Von Boyen was a Prussian field marshal during disastrous war against Emperor Napoleon I. He fought against the French in the War of Liberation and was minister of war from 1814–19 and 1841-1847.
Gneisenau was a Prussian field marshal during the Napoleonic Wars and was the Prussian army’s leading strategist during the War of Liberation against the French (1813–15).
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 August Neidhardt von Gneisenau − Wikipedia
Nach der Niederlage der preußischen Truppen entkam Gneisenau zum Sammelpunkt der geschlagenen preußischen Armee nach Graudenz.
Gneisenau wurde als Generalmajor wieder in das preußische Heer eingestellt und als Zweiter Generalquartiermeister zur Armee Blüchers versetzt, in der auch sein Sohn August bei der Kavallerie diente.
Gneisenau vermisste allerdings schmerzlich ein persönliches Wort der Anerkennung durch den preußischen König.
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 Claus von Stauffenberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Initially he felt powerless as was in no position of authority to organise a coup but finally in 1943 recuperating from his wounds he was posted a staff officer to the Replacement Army in an office on the Bendlerstrasse in Berlin.
His eldest brother Berthold Graf Schenk von Stauffenberg was another central figure in the Berthold was tried in the People's Court Roland Freisler on 10 August and was one of eight conspirators by strangulation hung slowly in Plötzensee Prison later that day.
Today Claus von Stauffenberg is celebrated as hero and symbol of the German resistance the Nazi regime (known as the Widerstand).
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/August von Gneisenau (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Heinrich von Béguelin: Denkwürdigkeiten von Heinrich und Amalie Béguelin aus den Jahren 1807-1813.
Gneisenau: Aus der Zeit der Noth, 1806-1815: Schilderungen zur Preußischen Geschichte aus dem brieflichen Nachlasse des Feldmarschalls Neidhardt von Gneisenau; hrsg.
Gneisenau: Der Feldzug von 1813 bis zum Waffenstillstand.
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 Claus von Stauffenberg - .ceneus.notes
While his uncle, Graf Nikolaus von Üxküll, approached him to join the resistance movement after the Polish campaign in 1939, it was Stauffenberg's individual conscience and his religious convictions that urged him to act.
Stauffenberg along with fellow officers General Olbricht, Leutnant von Haeften and Oberst Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim were later shot that night by firing squad in the courtyard of the Bendler-Block (War Ministry).
Today, because of the vital role he played in the July Plot, Claus von Stauffenberg is celebrated as a national hero and symbol of the German resistance to the Nazi regime (known as the Widerstand).
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 Gneisenau - Origin of the Name - August Wilhelm Anton Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau
This was one manifestation of the serious differences of opinion existing between the decisive Gneisenau and the indecisive King Friedrich Wilhelm III of Prussia.
Gneisenau travelled at the instigation of the Prussian statesman Hardenberg to Britain, Austria, Sweden and Russia for the purpose of secretly negotiating an anti-Napoleonic coalition.
Gneisenau was sharply critical of archaic disciplinary measures and of an education system more biased towards form than content.
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May 6, 1935-The keel of the Gneisenau is laid down in the Deutsche Werke shipyards of Kiel.
June 20, 1940-Gneisenau and Admiral Hipper are en route to Iceland when the Gneisenau is hit by a torpedo fired from the British submarine Clyde, forcing the ship to return to Drontheim for temporary repairs.
December 1943-The work on the Gneisenau is halted after the battlecruiser Scharnhorst is sunk.
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 August von Gneisenau - WikiLeasing.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
In reward for his distinguished service, Gneisenau in 1814 - along with Yorck, KKeist and Bülow - was elevated to count, while at the same time Blücher became Prince of Wahlstatt.In 1815, once more chief of Blücher's staff, Gneisenau played a very conspicuous part in the Waterloo campaign.
It is known that Gneisenau had the deepest distrust in the British commander, who, he considered, had left the Prussians in the lurch at Ligny, and that up to the hour of victory he had grave doubts as to whether he ought not o fall back on the Rhine.
Blücher burst into Hardinge's room at Wavre, saying ''Gneisenau has given way, and we are to march at once to your chief''.On the field of Waterloo, however, Gneisenau was quick o realise the magnitude of the victory, and he carried out the pursuit with a relentless vigour which has few parallels in history.
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 Battlecruiser Gneisenau
Gneisenau was a famous World War II 31,100 ton Gneisenau class battlecruiser of the German Kriegsmarine.
She was the second to carry the name of the Prussian general August von Gneisenau; the first was the World War I armored cruiser SMS Gneisenau, destroyed near the Falkland Islands in 1914.
Gneisenau, originally listed as Panzerschiff ("Armored Ship") E, she was planned to be enlarged "pocket battleship".
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 The Winchester Star   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
For centuries, von Hassell pointed out, the higher ranks of the military were dominated by each country’s upper classes.
In his new cookbook, von Hassell takes the reader on a journey to discover where Uncle Sam’s persona came from and why General Daniel Morgan’s change in tactics angered the British and may have won the Revolutionary War.
Von Hassell used the historic Burwell-Morgan Mill in Clarke County for two of the photographs that enhance his cookbook.
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 Prussia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Its armies were crushed by Napoleon in the twin battles of Jena and Auerstedt, and in 1807 Prussia had to accept the harsh Treaty of Tilsit, by which it lost all lands W of the Elbe and most of its share of Poland and became a virtual dependency of France.
Prussia was fortunate to possess, at this low ebb in its history, such able and energetic reformers as Karl vom und zum Stein, Karl August von Hardenberg, and Wilhelm von Humboldt.
Gerhard von Scharnhorst and August, Graf von Gneisenau at the same time put the Prussian army on a modern basis.
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 Gneisenau August Graf Neithardt von - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
Platen, August, Graf von (1796-1835), German poet and dramatist, born in Ansbach, Bavaria, of an ancient and distinguished German family.
Hardenberg, Prince Karl August von: Moltke, Helmuth Karl Bernhard, Graf von
Moltke, Helmuth Karl Bernhard, Graf von (1800-1891), German general, whose military genius was instrumental in making Prussia the leading state of...
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 Gneisenau - Gallery - The Fleet Parade (22 August 1938)
The Gneisenau moored at Kieler Förde 22 August 1938.
During the Fleet Parade 22 August 1938, the Gneisenau's company can be seen on parade along the starboard rail and superstructure decks.
A stern view of the Gneisenau during the Fleet Parade 22 August 1938.
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 Lost Battalion Games : Features : Old Salt's Journal : The Ships of Battlegroup : ...
Laid down on May 3, 1935, launched on December 8, 1936 and commissioned in May 1938, she was the sister ship of the Scharnhorst.
Indeed this refit was underway for Gneisenau with the 11 inch triple turrets being removed starting November 1942 and being emplaced in the Netherlands and Norway as shore batteries.
Scharnhorst and Gneisenau operated together for most of the early part of the war and became known as “The Twins”.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Gneisenau,
Gneisenau, August, Graf Neithardt von, 1760-1831, Prussian field marshal.
In the Napoleonic Wars he fought at Jena (1806) and, as a major, won fame for his valiant defense of Kolberg.
Scharnhorst, Gerhard Johann David von, 1755-1813, Prussian general.
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Named after August Graf Neidhardt von Gneisenau (1760-1831), Prussian General Fieldmarshal and Chief of Staff to the Prussian Army under Blucher 1813-1815, the cruiser was the second ship in the unified German navy to carry the name.
The East Asiatic Squadron, under the Command of Rear-Admiral Graf von Spee, was the strongest force that the Imperial Fleet had outside of the North Sea.
On November 14, 1914 von Spee's squadron encountered the South Atlantic Cruiser Squadron of Rear Admiral Christopher Cradock fifty miles west of the port of Coronel in Chile.
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 Claus Graf von Stauffenberg - World War II Zone Forums
While he was in transit, an order was issued from the Führer's headquarters to shoot Stauffenberg and von Haeften down, but the order landed on the desk of a fellow conspirator, Friedrich Georgi of the air staff, and was not passed on.
Stauffenberg, along with fellow officers General Olbricht, Leutnant von Haeften and Oberst Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, were shot later that night by firing squad in the courtyard of the Bendlerblock (Headquarters of the Army) in Berlin.
Stauffenberg's wife and children were also arrested by the SS, and in the final hours of World War II were about to be executed when the SS decided not to carry out the order when they became aware that British troops were within 400 meters of their location.
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The general retreat of the Prussian army had taken it to the town of Wavre, and this by default became the marshalling point of the army.
The Prussian chief of staff, General August von Gneisenau, planned to rally the Prussian Army at Tilly, from where it could move to support Wellington, but control was lost, with part of the army falling back towards the Rhine, but the majority of it falling back to Wavre, where it rallied.
The IV Corps, under the command of General Bülow von Dennewitz, had not been present at Ligny, but arrived to reinforce the Prussian army during the night of the 17th and 18th.
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 Neidhardt von Gneisenau, August Wilhelm Anton Graf   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Neidhardt von Gneisenau, August Wilhelm Anton Graf (seit 1814)
1816 nahm er seinen Abschied und zog sich auf sein Gut in Erdmannsdorf/ Schlesien zurück, wurde jedoch schon 1817 in den neu errichteten Staatsrat berufen und 1818 zum Gouverneur von Berlin ernannt.
Schloß, Mausoleum, Marmordenkmal (Ausführung des Standbildes von Christian Daniel Rauch) und Anlage sind eine Erinnerungsstätte, die das Leben und Wirken N.s verdeutlichen.
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 August von Gneisenau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
He rallied the army, directed it towards Wavre from where part of it marched to jon Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo on 18 June 1815, where the flanking attack by the Prussians decided the battle.
On the field of Waterloo, Gneisenau carried out a pursuit that resulted in the capture of Napoleon's carriage.
Note regarding personal names: Graf is a title, translated as Count, not a first or middle name.
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 Otto von Below   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Served as von Bl cher's chief of staff during the 1813 campaign.
He was also von Bl cher's chief of staff during the Waterloo campaign (1815), fighting at Ligny and, when von Bl cher was wounded, made the important decision to retreat to Wavre, which made possible the timely arrival of Prussian support for Wellington at Waterloo.
Served briefly as governor of Berlin and then was promoted to field marshal in 1825 when he was given command of the Observation Army sent to protect Prussia's eastern border during the Polish insurrection of 1831.
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 August Neidhardt von Gneisenau: Briefe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Sowie der Feind über das Defilee der Katzbach mit mehreren Kolonnen vorrückte, gingen wir mit unseren Brigaden vor, und der tapfere, einsichtsvolle General von Sacken deckte unsere rechte Flanke.
Die Massen der Infanterie gewannen Raum, trieben den Feind vor sich her, und warfen ihn endlich die steilen Abhänge der Katzbach hinunter.
August habe ich mit einem Auftrag an den General v.
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Two naval ships of Germany were named after the general:
SMS Gneisenau was an armored cruiser of World War I, sunk at the Battle of the Falkland Islands.
The "pocket battleship" Gneisenau was launched in 1936 and saw some action in World War II.
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 Gneisenau, August, Graf Neithardt von - MSN Encarta
Gneisenau, August, Graf Neithardt von - MSN Encarta
Gneisenau, August, Graf Neithardt von (1760-1831), Prussian army officer, who devised a strategy to defeat Napoleon at Waterloo.
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 AllRefer.com - Gerhard Johann David von Scharnhorst (German History, Biography) - Encyclopedia
Gerhard Johann David von Scharnhorst, German History, Biographies
Gerhard Johann David von Scharnhorst[ger´hArt yO´hAn dA´vEt fun shArn´hOrst] Pronunciation Key, 1755–1813, Prussian general.
His military reforms were aided by August Neithhardt von Gneisenau and Karl vom und zum Stein.
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