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
. In Galicia, the Austro-Hungarian armies directed by Franz Conrad von Hotzendorf (1852-1925) had their flanks partially enveloped by the armies of General Nikolai Ivanov (1851-1919)'s Russian Southwest Front, that were endowed with the combination of superior numbers and an abundance of space in which to maneuver.
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
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.
Russia is routed at Tannenberg
. Shamed commander Aleksandr Samsonov kills himself after 250,000 of his men are slaughtered.
By its significance as well as volume it yields, if it is the case, only to the Tannenberg
Jeffrey Gemmell, director of music ministries at the Lititz Moravian Church, will introduce the music of Johannes Herbst, demonstrate the church's two Tannenberg
organs, and lead a tour of eighteenth-century sites.
And he sees a direct Junker link from Bismarck to Adolf Hitler in Hindenburg, the old field marshal and hero of the battle of Tannenberg
who, as president of the Weimar Republic, handed Hitler Bismarck's old job.