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Friedrich the Great and his generals. 

Prussian Artillery
(By Carl Becker, from the Anne S.K. Brown Military Collection)
Main altar in the Berliner Dom

Austro-Prussian war


Beautiful all natural lighting


Teutonic Knight circa 13th Century.

Teutonic knight, by Milek Jakubiec.

Two Grandmasters of the Teutonic Order. Ludwig von König headed the order for a brief period in the mid-14th century, before being removed from command due to mental illness that would soon after kill him. Heinrich von Plausen would take command following the disaster at Grünwald in 1410, but with the strength of the Order shattered, his insistence on continuing the war against terrible odds would see him removed three years later.

The gate house to the Teutonic castle at Rössel, constructed in the late 1300s. The red brick was a very common feature of the line of fortifications built by the Order through Prussia to defend and control their lands.

Schlact bei Rossbach. November 5, 1757 (Missed this one yesterday).

Heran, Grenadieren! Heran!

Frederick the Great at the Battle of Zorndorf, leading the infantry of  General Dohna’s right wing into the attack: painting by Carl Rohling.
Belligerents:  Prussians against a Russian army
Generals:  King Frederick II of Prussia, Frederick the Great, commanded the Prussian Army against General Fermor who commanded the Russian Army.
Strength: Prussians; 36.000 man and 167 guns.  Russians; 43.500 man and 210 guns.
Casualties and losses: Prussians; 11.000 man and 26 cannon. Russians; 22.000 man, 103 cannon and 27 flags
Result: Prussian victory and Russian retreat from Prussia.

Battle of Leuthen (12/5/1757), Seven Years War.