Today in 1757, Prussia won the Battle of Leuthen.
Purely by coincidence I just started reading about the Battle of Mollwitz in “Ausgewählte Werke Friedrichs des Großen“, Erster Band, on the same day that I was repairing one of my editions of Thomas Carlyle’s History of Frederick the Great ready for rebinding and came across the following map. So I scanned it before it all goes back together.
Well here I am in a hotel on Monbijouplatz on the 18th März, I knew the Schloß was no longer here but a plaque might have been nice. Same for In den Zelten; no sign it ever existed. I’m a little disappointed in the modern Germans, I know they want to forget the 1930’s but forgetting the 18th and 19th centuries seems like babies and bathwater (a German saying according to Carlyle I believe).
On the upside, I’m writing this in the pub after eating Königsberger Klopse.
*Edit: I may have been a little hasty, there is at least an information board…