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Gerhard von Scharnhorst

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Schulfilm-DVD: Europa unter Napoleon I. /Film II (DVD / Vorschau)

 

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Scharnhorst - Preußens General und Heeresreformer (1978) - Trailer | deutsch/german

 

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Dortmund24 zu Gast im (alten und neuen) Zentrum von Scharnhorst

 

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Soldatengrab: JOHANN VON SCHARNHORST

 

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Glanz und Schatten auf dem Invalidenfriedhof

Gerhard Johann David Waitz von Scharnhorst, was a Hanoverian-born general in Prussian service from 1801. As the first Chief of the Prussian General Staff, he was noted for his military theories, his reforms of the Prussian army, and his leadership during the Napoleonic Wars. Scharnhorst limited the use of corporal punishments, established promotion for merit, abolished the enrollment of foreigners, began the organization of a reserve army, and organized and simplified the military administration.
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