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German marches, orig. records.

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    Che as member of one of former Austro-Hungarian nations i must strongly protest in naming Radetzky march ( written by papa Strauss - imperial court composer after 1-st Battle of Custozza in 1848) as German.

    Johann Joseph Wenzel Anton Franz Karl Graf Radetzky von Radetz was "Generalkommandant der österreichischen Armee im Lombardo-Venezianischen Königreich " who kicked the arse of our arch enemy (the Italians) in the battle of Custozza in 1848. After the batlle he bestoved his highest personal honour to our 47. IR (south-Styrian inf. reg. from Maribor) i.e. always taking of his hat in respect for thir conduct when meeting the regiment. He activily served from 1784 ( as kadett) to 1857 when he retired in age of 90 with 72 years of active service. He served 5 emperors and in 17 campaigns (wars) he recived 146 decorations (domestic and foreign) including the highest military orden of the Holly Roman empire ( Habsburg empire up to 1848) "Ritterkreuz des Militär-Maria-Theresien-Ordens" ( for his conduct on battle of Novi in 1799).
     

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