Eastern Front

Eastern Fronts.
The five battles that I choose is the battle of Stalluponen, the battle of Gumbinnen, the battle of Tannenberg, the battle of Bolimov, and the battle of Lutsk.

Battle of Gumbinnen

Where- This battle was initiated by the German Empire in Eastern Prussia.

What- First major German Offensive on the Eastern Front during WW1. Germans were the ones who started the war.

When- This war took place on August 20, 1918 when the German Empire attacked first.

Results- This war resulted in the near annihilation of the Russian. The Germans ended up retreating at the end.

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Battle Stalluponen

Where- This war took place in Stalluponen, East Prussia.

What- This battle was the first action on the Eastern Front. Fought by the German Eigth Army and the Russian First Army.

When- This battle took place on August 17, 1914 in Eastern Prussia.

Result- The Francois corp withdrew to Gumbinnen where the Battle of Gumbinnen happened.
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Battle of Tannenberg

Where- The majority of this Battle took place also in East Prussia,

What- The most complete and spectacular victory over the Russian Army. It was the destruction of the Russian second army.

When- This battle took place in late August and early September.

Result- This war resulted into the complete annihilation of the Russian second army.
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Battle of Bolimov

Where-This battle was centered around the town of Bolimov in the plains to the west of Warsaw.

What-It was the inconclusive battle between the German Ninth Army and the Russian Second Army. It was the third attack directed towards the Warsaw. It was also the first use of gas by the Germans.

When-This battle was on January 31, 1915.

Result- The use of the poison gas failed and the Russians used the opportunity to defeat them. It also led to the second battle of Ypres.


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Battle of Lutsk

Where- Lutsk was a city in Ukraine, so the battle took place in Ukraine

What- It was the launch of the Russian Brusilov Offensive.

When- June, 4-6, 1916.when the Russians launched the Russian Brusilov.

Result- The Austro-Hungarians lost 1.5 million men and 400,000 of them were taken as prisoners. The Austrains ceased their attacks on Italy and Romania finally joined the allies.

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People

General Rennenkampf (1854-1918) - He joined the Russian Army when he was 19 years old and was studying at
at the Nikolaevsky Military Academy in St. Petersburg from 1879-82. He was appointed to the General Staff in 1882.
He reached Major-General in 1900. When he was retiring to the Black Sea, he was approached by Bolsheviks to
serve in the Red Army in 1918 but when he declined the offer, he was shot.
Paul von Rennenkampf
Paul von Rennenkampf


Maximilian Von Prittwitz (1848-1929) - He was born in Silesia, served as commander of the German Eighth Army
in the first World War in August 1914. He was an indecisive and somewhat a timid commander. When he was
defeated at the Battle of Gumbinnen, he ordered his troops to withdraw. Before the order was executed, he was
recalled to Berlin by Helmuth von Moltke. He was later replaced by Paul von Hindenburg.
General Maximilian von Prittwitz
General Maximilian von Prittwitz


Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934) - He was born in Poznan on October 2 1847. He is the eldest of three sons and
he was educated at cadet schools in Wahlstatt and Berlin. He was appointed to the General Staff in 1878 and
reached the General Rank in 1905. He retired from the Army in 1911 to be with his wife and kids, but was called
back to action after the outbreak of the First World War when he ended up replacing General Maximilian von Prittwitz.
Paul von Hindenburg
Paul von Hindenburg


Helmuth von Moltke (1848-1916) - He was the nephew if the renowned Prussian general Moltke the Elder, who
was famous for important victories against Austria in 1866 and during the Prussian War. Helmuth became
the Army Chief of Staff in 1906 when Alfred von Schlieffen retired from the job. Schlieffen made the Schlieffen
Plan, but Moltke made some adjustments that failed. He was later then replaced by Erich Falkenhayn.
Helmuth von Moltke
Helmuth von Moltke


Erich Falkenhayn (1861-1922) - He was born in Gruadenz, West Prussia on November 11 1861. He served as
Chief of the Imperial German General Staff for part of the First World War before he eventually got dismissed
by Kaiser Wilheim II. He was appointed Prussian Minister of War 1913. When war was declared on August
1914, he replaced Moltke and he became the new Chief of Staff.
Erich von Falkenhayn
Erich von Falkenhayn

Propaganda

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I choose these propaganda posters because they all have something to do with the war. Some of them shows the Countries united to fight.