Monday, July 2, 2007

A tiny bit of Blucher history



Here's my great grandad in uniform, second from the left..he looks like he's up to no good!!




This is a picture in which my grandad Blucher is just a little boy. That's him sitting on his mum's lap. His name is Eric Victor Bertam Blucher.




Here is the dashing Hans Ulrich Gustav von Blucher, my great grandfather. Daddy looks a lot like him!



This is silly old Gustav Roger von Blucher who decided Europe didn't have enough excitement so he traveled to the United States to fight in the Civil War. There's on in every crowd...



This is my famous great great great great...grandfather Gebhardt Lebrecht von Blucher, Prince of Wahlstaadt. Led the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.




This is the Castel Felice, the ship that Daddy emmigrated to Australia in back in 1964. Daddy was born in London, England.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny to see a picture of that ship, I was on the Castel Felice in 1964 emigrating with my parents. Took me right back.

nibbo said...

Hi, I'm the eldest of all Hans Ulric's grandchildren. Just to let you know that you are wrong in suggesting Gebhard Lebrecht (Battle of Waterloo fame) is a gt.grandfather - he is in fact a cousin. His father was brother to our x gt.grandfather.
Regards
Christina