This is an illustration of the major battles of WWI. Shown on this image are the Battle of Tannenberg, Battle of Marne, Battle of Ypres (1st), (3rd) Battle of Ypres, Battle of Gallipoli, Battle of Verdun, Battle of the Somme, and the Battle of Caporetto.
Erich Friedrich Wilhelm Ludendorff (sometimes referred to as von Ludendorff) (9 April 1865 – 20 December 1937) was a German general, victor of Liège and of the Battle of Tannenberg. From August 1916 his appointment as Quartermaster general made him joint head (with Paul von Hindenburg), and chief engineer behind the management of Germany's effort in World War I until his resignation in October 1918.
SS-Hauptsturmführer Paul Maitla of the 20. Waffen Grenadier Division der SS (estnische Nr 1) photographed shortly after winning the Knight’s Cross for leading the recapture of the central hill of the Sinimäed during the Battle of Tannenberg Line, effectively braking the Soviet offensive in that sector. As an officer in the former Estonian Army he attended and graduated from SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz officer training in 1943.
The Battle of Grunwald or First Battle of Tannenberg or Battle of Žalgiris was fought on 15 July 1410. The battle was one of the largest battles in Medieval Europe and is regarded as the most important victory in the history of Poland, Belarus and Lithuania.
1944 : Forced to Fight 2015 In 1944 the Battle of Tannenberg would become one of the bloodiest conflicts of World War II. The SS are repelling the Russian invasion of Germany, but half of the infantry is made up of eastern Europeans, drafted in from Siberian labor camps and forced to fight their own brothers.16
The Battle of Narva was a military campaign between the German Army Detachment "Narwa" and the Soviet Leningrad Front fought for possession of the strategically important Narva Isthmus on 2 February – 10 August 1944
August 29, 1916: The combination of Paul von Hindenburg and his Chief of Staff Erich Ludendorff came to direct the entire German war effort, they gained initial renown following the spectacular German Army success on the Eastern Front at the Battle of Tannenberg in August 1914. Western Front: Germany: FALKENHAYN (German CoS) DISMISSED BY KAISER, REPLACED BY FM HINDENBURG WITH GENERAL LUDENDORFF (1st QMG) AS HIS ASSISTANT.