Tannenberg


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Tannenberg

(German ˈtanənbɛrk)
n
(Placename) a village in N Poland, formerly in East Prussia: site of a decisive defeat of the Teutonic Knights by the Poles in 1410 and of a decisive German victory over the Russians in 1914. Polish name: Stębark
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Noun1.Tannenberg - a battle in World War I (1914); decisive German victory over the Russians
First World War, Great War, War to End War, World War 1, World War I - a war between the allies (Russia, France, British Empire, Italy, United States, Japan, Rumania, Serbia, Belgium, Greece, Portugal, Montenegro) and the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Turkey, Bulgaria) from 1914 to 1918
Poland, Polska, Republic of Poland - a republic in central Europe; the invasion of Poland by Germany in 1939 started World War II
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He allegedly slept through the stunning German victory over the Russians at Tannenberg in August 1914.
The German high command, both during and after the war, pointed to the Battle of Tannenberg as the ideal operation.
Tannenberg has been remembered in part because the two victorious German commanders, Hindenburg and Ludendorff, later emerged to lead the overall German war effort.
The result, however, was less than satisfactory for Zhilinski, as major elements of one of his enveloping pincers, General Aleksandr Samsonov (1859-1914)'s Russian Second Army, were encircled and destroyed at Tannenberg.
Early on, the Germans handed the Imperial Russian Army a severe defeat at the battle of Tannenberg, while fighting continued to rage with the Austro-Hungarian Army for control of the Carpathians to the south.
It seeks to uncover the mystery surrounds WWI operations, including a thorough study of events surrounding the Battle of Tannenberg, the Russian Revolutions of 1917, and the Russian Civil War.
3) Russia suffered stinging losses soon after the outbreak of hostilities, particularly in the Battle of Tannenberg against Germany.
Erst unter Hitler wurde das Reichsehrenmal in Tannenberg fertiggestellt, und die Deutschen jubelten Hitler nicht zuletzt deshalb zu, weil er versprach, die Schmach zu tilgen (19).
A few well-written entries explain the uses of air and signals intelligence and some of the major battles where intelligence played an important role, such as Tannenberg and Dogger Bank.
The Russians captured smaller numbers of rifles from their German opponents, although after the disastrous battle of Tannenberg (August 23-30, 1914)--which saw 78,000 Russian soldiers killed or wounded and 92,000 captured--the Germans continued to defeat the Russians with alarming regularity, giving them little opportunity to capture any significant amount of German equipment.
By its significance as well as volume it yields, if it is the case, only to the Tannenberg (Grunwald) battle.