And Prussia, after crippling defeats by Napoleon at Jena and Auerstedt
, had entered the First World War on a 50-year winning streak.
(4) Following the Prussian defeat at the battles of Jena and Auerstedt
, Germany, in 1806, the generals began an in-depth review of Prussian doctrine and, in 1837, updated the Prussian field service regulation.
Accordingly, the Prussian army suffered a huge defeat at Jena and Auerstedt
. To complete the humiliation, when captured Prussian officers begged not to be taken through the streets of Berlin, Napoleon predictably made a special point of marching them past the French embassy there.
In 1806, this army was shattered not just at Jena but also at Auerstedt
, where it greatly outnumbered Davout's corps.
Kalberer has for more than ten years now been drawing on traditional Mesopotamian methods to develop a building technique typified by car ports, children's playhouses and larger structures for social evenings at village festivals, as in Auerstedt
It was Napoleon's crushing victories at Marengo in 1800, at Ulm and Austerlitz in 1805 and at Jena and Auerstedt in 1806 which put Germany at his mercy.
It was Napoleon's reconstruction of Germany which gave Prussia a decisive advantage, indeed it might be said that the road which led to Sedan in 1870 began at Jena and Auerstedt in 1806.
It is 1806, the battles of Jena and Auerstedt
are begin fought in Prussia, when Hegel looks out the window he recognizes the world spirit passing by on horseback.
Writes Kagan: "The real story of the coalitions that fought Napoleon lies not in their increasing military prowess, but in their growing skills as a coalition." Thus, it was the same Gebhard von Blucher who'd been whupped at Auerstedt
in 1806 who came to Wellington's aid at Waterloo in 1815.