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Die deutsche Befreiungskriege, 1806-1815

written by Mueller-Bohn and illustrated by Richard Knötel, Carl Röchling and others, published ca. 1910.

This beautifully illustrated 2 volume set on the German Wars of Liberation details Germany's struggle against France during the Napoleonic Wars. The text (in German) contains a detailed overview (with b+w maps) of all major Napoleonic battles involving Prussian troops - from the shattering defeat at Jena-Auerstädt, to the double victories of Leipzig and Waterloo.

The highlight of the book is the 40+ full colour illustrations (each measuring 34cm by 24cm) by such famous painters as Richard Knötel and Carl Röchling.

Here is a sampling of some of the excellent artwork:


(above) Mobilization of the Landwehr, 1813

Prince August leading his regiment (2nd Silesian Infantry Regt) at the Battle of Kulm, 1813

Prussian General Yorck doffs his cap to the 2nd Battalion, Leib Regt, in recognition of their brave performance at Wartenburg, 1813

(above) Brandenburg Hussars at Leipzig, 1813

Prussian Infantry assaulting Placenoit during the Battle of Waterloo, 1815

Colonel Halkett collars French General Cambronne at Waterloo, 1815

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