Neidhardt von Gneisenau
(Neidhardt von Gneisenau)
Neidhardt von Gneisenau © DEFA-Stiftung
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Neidhardt von Gneisenau was a major initiator of Prussian reform after playing an important role in Napolean's defeat at Waterloo. This documentary is based on historical documents, personal notes, paintings and sketches and also incorporates re-enacted scenes from Gneisenau's life. He is presented as a dedicated patriot and complex figure who remained loyal to the monarchy while also fighting for change.