Dawe - Field Marshal Blucher N070506
APSLEY HOUSE "Field-Marshal Prince Von Blucher". Painted c.1818 by George DAWE (1781-1829). Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher Prince von Wahlstaff (1742-1819), Prussian general and hero of the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. This is the Duke of Wellington's own portrait of his Prussian ally and co-victor at the Battle of Waterloo. WM 1536-1948.
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Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick N070675
APSLEY HOUSE, London. Frederick William Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbuttel (1771-1815) c.1813-15. German school. WM 1553-1948. A veteran of the Prussian army, who had fought many wars with the French since 1789. He briefly inherited the Duchy in 1806, but in 1807 it was seized by the French. In 1809 with the resumption of hostilities he established a Brunswick corps - wearing black in mourning for their occupied Duchy. He finally regained his Duchy in 1813. In 1815, as a Major-General, he led a fresh contingent in the Hundred Days campaign, but was killed by a gunshot at the Battle of Quatre Bras on 16th June, while leading his troops. He died two days before the Battle of Waterloo.
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Preparations for the Easter (Dublin) Rising of 1916 Mary Spring Rice and Molly
Preparations for the Easter (Dublin) Rising of 1916
Mary Spring Rice and Molly Childers on the yacht 'Asgard' bring guns from Germany to the Irish Volunteers, July 1914.
The box of ammunition is clearly marked Hamburg - the guns were sourced from Germany, Britain's oppoment in WW1
Asgard was Erskine Childers 's last, and most famous, yacht: in June 1914 he used it to smuggle a cargo of 900 elderly but serviceable Mauser Model 1871 rifles and 29, 000 black powder cartridges to the Irish Volunteers movement at the fishing village of Howth, County Dublin (later known as the "Howth gun-running"). It was acquired by the Irish government as a sail training vessel in 1961, stored on dry land in the yard of Kilmainham Gaol in 1979, and finally became a static exhibit at The National Museum of Ireland in 2012. Topfoto stills library picture library stock archive vintage Ireland Irish Rebellion 1916