german danish war


Various depictions of the “People’s Spring” of 1848, such as the Battle of Buda, the Five Days of Milan, the slaughter of Galician nobles by Polish peasants,  the declaration of the Serbian Vojvodina, the short-lived victory by the revolutionaries in Berlin, and the victorious return of Royal Danish troops from the First Schleswig War.

Danish artillery at the Dybbøl fortifications, site of the decisive German victory in the war against Denmark in 1864. Note that this is a cannon of the old, muzzle loading type, whereas the Prussian troops already had modern forms of artillery. The same goes for their small arms, while the Danes were using traditional muzzle loading muskets, the Prussian troops were equipped with modern Dreyse needle guns that allowed them to reload without having to stand up.