Battle o Tannenberg

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Battle o Tannenberg
Pairt o the Eastren Front o Warld War I
Russian prisoners tannenberg.jpg
Roushie prisoners o war efter the Battle of Tannenberg.
Date26–30 August 1914
LocationNear Allenstein, East Proushie (the day Olsztyn, Poland)
53°29′45″N 20°08′4″E / 53.49583°N 20.13444°E / 53.49583; 20.13444Coordinates: 53°29′45″N 20°08′4″E / 53.49583°N 20.13444°E / 53.49583; 20.13444
Result Decisive German victory
Belligerents
 Roushie  Germany
Commanders an leaders
Roushie Empire Alexander Samsonov 
Roushie Empire Paul von Rennenkampf
German Empire Paul von Hindenburg
German Empire Erich Ludendorff
German Empire Max Hoffmann
German Empire Hermann von François
Strenth
Seicont Airmy (230,000)[1] Aicht Airmy (150,000)[2]
Casualties an losses
78,000 killed or woondit; 92,000 POW; 350 guns captured[3][4] tot 170,000 10,000–15,000 killed or woondit[5] 12,000 killed or woondit[6] official German data 21-30/08/14: 1,726 KIA; 7,461 WIA; 4,686 MIA; total 13,873[7]

The Battle o Tannenberg wis focht atween Roushie an Germany frae August 26t tae August 30t 1914, during the first month o Warld War I.[8]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Hastings, Max. Catastrophe: Europe goes to war 1914 London: William Collins, 2013; pg. 281.
  2. Hastings, Max., 2013; pg. 281.
  3. Sweetman 2004, p. 158
  4. Ian F. W. Beckett, The Great War: 1914-1918, 2014, p. 76
  5. Spencer Tucker, The Great War: 1914-1918, 2002, p. 43
  6. Hastings, Max., 2013; pg. 281.
  7. Sanitätsbericht über das deutsche Heer im Weltkriege 1914/1918, III. Band, Berlin 1934, S. 36
  8. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/582679/Battle-of-Tannenberg