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Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 12:20 p.m. PST

Did the Iron Marshal and the Iron Duke ever meet?

JimDuncanUK20 Apr 2019 2:48 p.m. PST

Not sure I know who the Iron Marshal is.

Personal logo Artilleryman Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 2:56 p.m. PST

Assuming this is Davout (a personal favourite), never on the battlefield. They may have met during Wellington's time in France after the wars but I have never seen it recorded.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 2:59 p.m. PST


I presume you mean on a battlefield? No…….he was only involved in Eastern European campaigns and notably left behind in 1815. He was involved in the final defence of Paris after Waterloo, but does not really count.

If you mean socially……very tricky and entirely possible

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2019 3:00 p.m. PST

No I mean "socially"
They have certain similar personalities.

Mike Petro20 Apr 2019 5:37 p.m. PST

Soult famously met Wellington, as you all know. Interesting exchange there.

Musketballs20 Apr 2019 7:07 p.m. PST

Not sure how well Soult took the implication that he was extremely skilled at retreating…

holdit21 Apr 2019 6:43 a.m. PST

I believe Wellington and Foy got on well and met a number of times after Waterloo.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2019 1:25 p.m. PST

IIRC, the biography of Davout that I recently read made mention of the two meeting socially.

They definitely did not meet on the battlefield, although that would make an interesting battle.


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