The Mollwitz Grey.

by Daniel Russ on February 14, 2013

Mollwitz Grey

Frederick the Soldier King was trapped behind enemy lines with nothing  between him,  and escape from Prussian troops at  Mollwitz. There he was carried to safety by a horse that will forever be known as the Mollwitz Grey. The Grey was immediately retired to a parade ground in Postdam. Whenever a military honor guard came by and played or marched, the horse would march alongside of them. Once the musicians and the flags were gone, the horse would return to grazing.


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Louis September 26, 2017 at 3:36 am

I think there might be a typo here: “Frederick the Soldier King was trapped behind enemy lines with nothing between him, and escape from Prussian troops at Mollwitz.”. As Frederick (at that time not yet the soldier king, this being his first battel) was the king of the Prussians, I do not think he had to ascape from the Prussian troops, but more before the troops, as they were in the process of almost losing the battle (at Mollwitz).
They did eventually win the battle though, and the horse might just be too much of a reminder, for this proud king, of the near run thing, and the (unneccessarry) panic there, so therefor he retired it to pasture.

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