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Spaziergänge in Berlin und Umgebung

Sonntag, 13. August 2006

Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben
Albert Jaegers, 1910

Little-known is the fact that a replica of the statue of Baron Steuben was created at the same time as the original and presented by the Congress of the United States to Kaiser Wilhelm II and the German Nation in 1911. The gift was in return for a statue of Frederick the Great by Joseph Uphues that was presented by the German emperor to President Theodore Roosevelt and the people of the United States in 1904. For many years, this statue stood at Fort McNair in Washington, but public opinion during World War I and again during World War II caused it to be removed. In 1954, the statue was taken to the grounds of the U.S. Army War College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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