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Battle of Tannenberg

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Mackenzie Angelo

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Battle of Tannenburg
By Alan Hernandez and Mackenzie Angelo
During the Battle:
Why is this important?
was one of Russia's worst defeats in WWI. (3)
Russia never fully recover. (3)
The most complete German victories of the WWI
Battle held in Tannenburg, in what is now northeastern Poland. (1)
Ended Russia's invasion of Prussia, before it started in 1914 (2)
In August 1914, Russian army invaded Prussia (1)
To counter attack, German forces brutally attacked Samsanov's army (1)
Two Russian commanders were Samsmov and P.K. Remenkamof (1)
Two german commanders were Paul Von Hindenburg and Erichludenorff (1)
The Battle against Samsmov was near Uzdowo, Prussia, South of Tannenburg (1)
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30,000 Russian casualties (1)
More than 95,000 Russian soldiers were taken Prisoners (2)
Defeat was catastrophic for Russia (3)
Only 10,000 escaped out of 150,000 men in the Russian army (3)
Russian General Samsonov committed suicide (3)
in August 1914, while France was under attack on the western front, Russia decided to invade in East(4)
First major battle in World War I on the eastern front. (1)
Germany eliminates Russian army, and plans for the quick victory, saving Prussia and Berlin. (2)
The Battle of Tannenberg was one of the first significant battles on the eastern front during 1914. (3)
Hindenburg becomes the symbol of the war to Germans, the first great hero. (4)
Germany diverted the troops(2)
Ultimately ended in the loss of the war. (1)
The Battle of Tannenburg was one of the most important battles fought in WWI because, it ended Russia's invasion of Prussia, almost destroyed Russia's army completely, and was Germany's most successful battle.
Russian losses had enabled the French to regroup (3)
By invading the german territory of East Prussia, Russia engages Germany in war.(4)
The Russian First Army had defeated eight divitions of the Germany Army (4)
Paul Von Hindenburg and Erich Ludendorff were called up to be Generals against Russia in East Prussia (4)
With Interior lines, the Germans were able to send troops just by sending a couple of trains (4)
Generals Paul von Hindenburg, and Erich Ludendorff gained military reputation after defeat of Russians. (3)
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