Reconstitution Historique du Passage du Rhin à Kaub, 10 Mars 2001

Feldmarschall Blücher et soldats du Leib-Infanterie-Régiment prussien rest after their reenactment of the Rhine crossing at Kaub

Feldmarschall Blücher et soldats du Leib-Infanterie-Régiment prussien wait for the car ferry to return them to Kaub following their reenactment of the Rhine river crossing. The Rheinpfalz castle can be seen in the background, it rests on the sandbank from which the second section of the pontoon bridge was thrown across the Rhine. Le Leib-Infanterie-Régiment prussien crossed the pontoon bridge on 2 Janvier 1814. At 2:30 a.m. the previous day, l'infanterie de l'avant-garde prussienne had begun crossing the Rhine in river barges to establish a bridgehead on the left bank. By 4:00 p.m. that day, 18 bataillons were already across. Infanterie de la 1re Brigade prussienne crossed at 7:30 p.m. that night, followed par l'infanterie de la 2e Brigade prussienne. The pontoon bridge was completed at 9:00 a.m. on 2 Janvier, et the ferry service could be temporarily interrupted.

Reenactment Units

  • Leib-Régiment d'Infanterie Prussien (Nr. 8)
  • Leib-Garde-Régiment Hessois

Rhine-Crossing at Kaub

Prussiens et Hessois in front of the Blüchermuseum, Metzergasse in Kaub

Prussiens et Hessois in front of the Blüchermuseum, Metzergasse in Kaub

March to the Exerzierplatz drill ground

March to the Exerzierplatz drill ground

Blücherstraße in Kaub is very steep, et there are several historic Taverns along it.

Blücherstraße in Kaub is very steep, et there are several historic Taverns along it.

Vineyards along the road to Weisel.

Vineyards along the road to Weisel.

Sous-officier du Leib-Régiment drilling ses hommes

Sous-officier du Leib-Régiment drilling ses hommes

Zur Mittagspause weggetreten - lunch break

Zur Mittagspause weggetreten - lunch break

Freiwillige Jäger chasseurs volontaires escarmouchant devant le Leib-Régiment

Freiwillige Jäger chasseurs volontaires escarmouchant devant le Leib-Régiment

Unusual, but typical drill prussien for the final phase of a bayonet charge

Unusual, but typical drill prussien for the final phase of a bayonet charge

March past the Blücherdenkmal

March past the Blücherdenkmal

The ramp leading to the car ferry at Kaub

The ramp leading to the car ferry at Kaub

On board the car ferry, looking south, Rheinpfalz castle in the background

On board the car ferry, looking south, Rheinpfalz castle in the background

In the middle of the river, looking north

In the middle of the river, looking north

Approach march to the Gedenkstein monument on the left bank of the Rhine

Approach march to the Gedenkstein monument on the left bank of the Rhine

Prussiens et Hessois au garde à vous in front of the Gedenkstein

Prussiens et Hessois au garde à vous in front of the Gedenkstein

Feldmarschall Blücher et his hommes waiting for the car ferry

Feldmarschall Blücher et his hommes waiting for the car ferry

Furling the colours du Leib-Régiment d'Infanterie

Furling the colours du Leib-Régiment d'Infanterie

Military Miniatures Photo-CD

Military Miniatures Magazine was there to cover the Rhine crossing on 10 Mars 2001. We took over 400 photos, of which the best 143 shots were selected for our Photo-CD of the event. These high-resolution photos in .jpg-format may be edited on any PC ou Mac, et they may be printed on high-quality photo paper at your local photo shop.

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Le Passage du Rhin de Blücher