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RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN OF 1914: THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR AND OPERATIONS IN EAST PRUSSIA
Author: Golovine, N.N.

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Naval Military Press 2009 Paperback 410 pages 11 maps & diags.

RUSSIAN CAMPAIGN OF 1914: THE BEGINNING OF THE WAR AND OPERATIONS IN EAST PRUSSIA

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The opening of the Great War on the Eastern Front is a classic case of total victory being hauled from impending defeat. At the outbreak of war two huge Russian armies the First commanded by General Rennenkampf and the Second by General Samsov invaded the German heartland of East Prussia after mobilising much more rapidly than had been anticipated. They inflicted a signal defeat on the German Eighth Army of General von Prittwitz at Gumbinnen. In panic Prittwitz proposed to abandon East Prussia but he was sacked and replaced by the legendary duo of Generals Hindenburg and Ludendorff. In addition the Germans withdrew three whole Corps from their unfolding attack on France - thereby probably saving Paris - to meet the Russian threat. By the time they arrived in Prussia a battle plan had been drawn up by General Hoffmann which when implemented led to the total defeat of Samonsov at Tannenberg and the General’s own suicide and to the routing of Rennenkampf at the Masurian Lakes. Germany was temporarily saved but the Russians suffered a demoralisation from which they never recovered. In this masterly and detailed account former Russian general turned military historian Nicholas Golovine blames the disaster on poor Russian co-ordination the impossibility of maintaining supplies to such vast numbers stretched over such an immense area plus the initiative wrested by the German High Command. Long unavailable this is a classic account of one of the great turning points of world history.

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Author Golovine, N.N.
Publisher Naval Military Press
ISBN 9781847349866
Date of Publication 2009
Edition Reprint of 1933 Original Edition
Binding Paperback
Book Size
Number of pages 410
Images 11 maps & diags
Language English Text
SKU MBN14518

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