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Scharnhorst

[ shahrn-hawrst ]

noun

  1. Ger·hard Jo·hann Da·vid von [gair, -hah, r, t , yoh, -hahn , dah, -veet f, uh, n], 1755–1813, Prussian general.


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Thirty-five hits upon the ill-fated Good Hope were counted by the Scharnhorst's gunners.

The heavier British guns had now begun definitely to tell, however, and the Scharnhorst was already on fire forward.

Perhaps not knowing they were firing into a German vessel, the Gneisenau and the Scharnhorst continued their wild cannonades.

Prussia was prevented from "throwing herself into the arms of Russia," much to the disgust of Scharnhorst and his friends.

Clausewitz saw all this; he conversed227 intimately with such men as Scharnhorst and Gneisenau, who saw and guided it, too.

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