Prussian troops march through the Brandenburg Gate after victory over the Danish armies, 1864.

After the victorious conclusion of the German-Danish War, Prussian troops marched through the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on December 7, 1864. It was the first in a series of three victory parades during the “German wars of unification” from 1864 to 1870-1871. Wood engraving after a drawing by Mende, 1864.

Traditionally only members of the royal family, newly-arrived ambassadors, and descendants of General Ernst von Pfuel were allowed to enter through the central archway of the Brandenburg Gate. Either the artist got that detail wrong, or a special dispensation was made in the case of a big parade such as this one. Unfortunately I can’t find any sources to confirm or deny that!

Prussian troops march through the Brandenburg Gate after victory over the Danish armies, 1864.

After the victorious conclusion of the German-Danish War, Prussian troops marched through the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on December 7, 1864. It was the first in a series of three victory parades during the “German wars of unification” from 1864 to 1870-1871. Wood engraving after a drawing by Mende, 1864.

Traditionally only members of the royal family, newly-arrived ambassadors, and descendants of General Ernst von Pfuel were allowed to enter through the central archway of the Brandenburg Gate. Either the artist got that detail wrong, or a special dispensation was made in the case of a big parade such as this one. Unfortunately I can’t find any sources to confirm or deny that!

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