The Wars of Liberation in Prussian Memory: Reflections on the Memorialization of War in Early Nineteenth-Century Germany

  title={The Wars of Liberation in Prussian Memory: Reflections on the Memorialization of War in Early Nineteenth-Century Germany},
  author={Christopher Clark},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={550 - 576}
  • C. Clark
  • Published 1 September 1996
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
A prominent Prussian clergyman observed in 1846 that the sufferings and achievements of the Wars of Liberation (1813-15) still lived "fresh and vivid in the hearts of the nation." He noted that Prussia's hard-won victories in the campaigns against the armies of Napoleon were permanently memorialized in its national institutions. The cap of the Landwehr militiaman had become part of the "national costume," the Prussian Army still bore "the signature of that time in which it experienced its… 
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