Alexander Kluge about Napoleon: The luck of the thick Bonaparte.
Alexander Kluge about Napoleon, The luck of the thick Bonaparte.
Waterloo, tens of thousands of soldiers lost their lives, and Napoleon, his Empire and his freedom. A study of the legendary General on the occasion of the 200. Year’s day – eight stories and six films of Alexander Kluge.
Napoleon Bonaparte, man and the citizen of God in a.
He came from the periphery of Europe. Ajaccio, Corsica extended Genoa”, from the seaside town seen province”. Of Paris, considered Corsica is a foreign country.
On these work-seeking immigrants Bonaparte, the civil war parties in France, on one of their own, from the center of the country, from the situation of the Ancien Régime and the Revolution to be sure. The young officer was the best Rick of intelligence. Pretty to look at in his small stature and shape, in the Uniform, which holds the limbs together. As his biographer, Friedrich Sieburg, who was in love with the heroes like no man its real environment describes him .
The face of a child who has to keep his flexible brain, its not yet adults skin in later years for a long time. A olive-pale face in contrast to faces of war, gargle, which he commanded.
This vivid memory of the pillar, his public image would have in the event of his happiness, if he would have survived his victories, and a Prince of peace, THE FIRST MAN in EUROPE, would become, the Trajan’s column outshines. He would have been the Idol of the bourgeois and peasant society (destroyer of the old world and the naked money). A model man, in the clothes of a Korporals. Often, he performed in other simple dresses, in civilian clothes, also in the coat of a farmer or gardener. If he dresses in a way went hand in hand, the Uniform is always there.
So a KALEIDOSCOPE MAN, which resulted in an hour of work is always several things at the same time (dictate, read, give instructions, look). When he appeared on foot or on horseback, accompanied him and a group of aufgeputzter helper and the echoes of past deeds. A man, in whose breast masses of people bustled; tolerated as long as they were there, these conflicting with each other.
A CIVIL SOVEREIGN. Touching, that he was human and citizens ‘ God all in one. No one like you and I, not a stone monument, a mystery. A pity that the Sphinx fell apart.
In the Video: Helge Schneider as Napoleon, the boots question.
On that sweltering summer day, at the Napoleon at the head of his vast army to the border river Niemen crossed – he lingered since the Morning high to the horses on a hill close to the shore and followed the Work of the pioneers which prepared the bridge-was looking for a Polish leader to draw the attention of the chief by he hunted without the need of his rider char in the waters of the river .
He lost 40 cavalrymen.
The corpses drifted down the river.
This was due to the Charisma of the Emperor, whether he wanted to or not, radiated after so many heroic deeds in the past years and as a noise, the consciousness of the subordinates confused. When he saw the damage he had done, made Napoleon the approach, simply wegzureiten. He left the Polish officer come in and reprimanded him. The word .
Now, the danger is that nobody would commit more daring deeds of inventory. For audacity, Yes, the nonsensical fact of the Poland would have been a role model. The passage of the army across the river had Naked in the tub – Rihanna undresses for the Video 'Stay' Psssst… The Bosch Silence Series This 2 conquer the hearing aid industry she not accelerated. You need an engineer, said Napoleon, turning off the “glory of the Emperor” from time to time. The misfortune, however, was not only in the detail of this day, but also in the whole plan: on Moscow to India venture. This disastrous project, overthrew the Emperor.
In the Video: historian Willms on the victory night of Waterloo.
In Austerlitz deceived Napoleon a retreat before and fell to the allied forces in the flank as they moved in the valley then. All the troops he summed up the power at a point. The opponents were scattered and in the ponds and marshes is driven, the ice was frozen on that December day insufficient. The Russians marched to the written intent of the Plan. Napoleon ruled after eye.
In Düsseldorf, a restaurant with drinking corner exists. Here Napoleon has fed with his officers to lunch, full of concentration, his commands dictating. Distant troops were on the highways and through areas of forest in places, which led to the encirclement of the enemy and its capitulation .
In the compressed time of his career, he also dealt with the sale of a colony of French in America. With advantage for all his planning, he was separated from Louisiana, with the capital city of New Orleans. As long as he give away in this way, with all the Essentials – something, something to gain – he had SUCCESS that guaranteed him, like a Magnet, iron filings aligning the input from his followers. After the opponents had learned to dismember him the time (he had to shred his attention now on many of the individual attacker, who evaded him once again), he lost his concentration. After he had created with the Superiority of the ROOM, he lost concentration and his luck.
“I” had left it until then rare in the lurch. Unnoticed by him, however, he was already since the Winter of 1813/14 an old man. The Grand maneuvers this winter campaign (with a small army) had been the theatre of events. He had copied his Italy campaigns .
From memory that worked well, also had success, because the individual rotations, for the winter terrain and the enemy’s movements did not fit and, therefore, unexpectedly came. He was tired. A cast member of the young Bonaparte.
So sharp-tongued, it was his Adjutant, who in 1816, in the Salons of Paris, a Bonapartist coterie, and to prove by his criticism of the vicinity was looking for, he had to the Emperor for a few weeks. But this was only possible if he told something other than the validity of needy colonels competed in anecdotes about the presence of mind of the Emperor, “to the last”, .
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When lost, the campaign of his Northern army for the Emperor? 16. June, 1815, he managed to beat the Prussians to flight. The morning after the battle, but he’s noodling around with the visit to the battle field. He told of previous actions. Dissolute layers of his brilliant skills, such as untidy clothing around.
Aide-de-camp sought to collect them, they exhorted, pointed out on dates. No, your Lord wanted only pieces thoroughly in the morning. He had had digestive. The had him relieved of a day’s long agony in the intestinal tract .
All waited, that the Bonaparte, you know, stepping out of one of the forest pieces, and this fat barrel of an Imperial body would be undertaken. Seven hours were wasted. Until the end of the battle of Waterloo, they were not einholbar.
Because the horses of a cannon, jumped the battery, had to drive the carriages of the Emperor more.
The Prussian cavalry unit, which brought the six carriages of the Emperor in their possession (the Emperor had fled to on foot), Packed up the loot that they found in their saddle-bags. 200,000 gold coins, the boxes which held the money, they had to be opened with the Sabers, porcelain, broke already, when you get out of the Carriage, clothes, washing things.
The cavalrymen were recruited in the Eastern territories of Prussia. An Emperor fit to be a medieval piece of clothing not part as a Whole in the baggage of a horseman, so you could it. Each of the comrades got a piece of it hanging later in his farmhouse on the wall was a reminder of the successful night.
In the Video: Peter Berling as Napoleon’s chief cook frog legs on the field of battle.
The mouth sore, the man in the decay. This man, who was kept at St. Helena, a prisoner, was no Bonaparte, not Napoleon any more. To wore this time, it was the upper left Canine was still in his mouth. Around the Tooth, the tissue was bleeding. Why it pleased no Kaperkapitän him from the tropical island to pick? Somewhere, where could regenerate the ambition ?
He had worn this Tooth in front of Toulon, in Italy, in Egypt. The details of his body, he had to be disregarded. His mind was for years directed to the outside. Him to the toe nails, the neck muscles, the heart and the Finger (work not felt a piece of him when you were sick) had accompanied on to the field trains. Sometimes one or the other sensation in the hot bathroom, or other places of the fatigue after a hectic day. But never had he adhered to the Tooth. To tended, tooth pain, he .
A British doctor, the piece of the body of lime, twelve weeks before Napoleon’s death removed, these remaining poor, the image of the ancestors. He removed this Tooth, together with two others. Long as the wound remained open. The will of the previous Emperor, is also the will of his body, was not interested in healing at this locations .
In one case the Tooth was stored for some years and considered with other Parts of the heritage left by the Emperor behind, in the possession of an Italian noble family in Naples. A successor of this family the Tooth has been released, in the meantime, in a velvet bag, wrapped, up for auction at Sotheby’s. He was hit for 15,000 British pounds.
An unknown bidder. So this last trace of the great man, once intimate stored has disappeared from the Public. You don’t know what the Unknown, of the relic auctioned, interested.