The Battle of Tannenberg

Battle of Tannenberg Facts

  • Battle Name: Battle of Tannenberg
  • Battle Start Date: August 26th, 1914
  • Battle End Date: August 30th, 1914
  • Battle Belligerents: German Empire and Russian Empire
  • Battle Winner: German Empire
  • Total Casualties: 135,000+

19 Battle of Tannenberg Facts for Kids

  1. The Battle of Tannenberg was a military campaign during the first month of World War 1.
  2. The Battle of Tannenberg was fought between the German Empire and the Russian Empire.
  3. The Battle of Tannenberg was fought in East Prussia near the city of Olsztyn.
  4. The Battle of Tannenberg was fought between August 26th, 1914 and August 30th, 1914.
  5. The Battle of Tannenberg was fought for four days.
  6. The Battle of Tannenberg was fought because the Russian Empire mobilized faster than the German Empire estimated.
  7. The Battle of Tannenberg was won by the German Empire.
  8. The German Empire won the Battle of Tannenberg by having superior guns, strategic planning and rapid mobilization.
  9. The Russian Empire’s failure to decode German radio messages also played a role in the German’s victory.
  10. The loss at the Battle of Tannenberg is considered the Russian Empire’s worst defeat in World War 1.
  11. The German Empire’s victory at the Battle of Tannenberg saw the near destruction of the Russian Empire’s First Army and kept them from mounting offensives until the spring of 1916.
  12. The Battle of Tannenberg resulted in over 43,000 casualties.
  13. The German Empire started the Battle of Tannenberg with 150,000 troops, 728 artillery pieces, and 284 machine guns.
  14. By the end of the Battle of Tannenberg, the German Empire had over 13,600 casualties.
  15. The Russian Empire started the Battle of Tannenberg with 230,000 troops, 612 artillery pieces, and 384 machine guns.
  16. By the end of the Battle of Tannenberg, the Russian Empire had lost over 350 artillery pieces.
  17. By the end of the Battle of Tannenberg, the Russian Empire had over 30,000 casualties.
  18. The German Empire captured over 90,000 prisoners of war during the Battle of Tannenberg.
  19. The Battle of Tannenberg got its named from Paul von Hindenburg, he named it after Tannenberg that was 19 miles to the west of the major fighting. He did this in honor of the defeated Teutonic Knights from the Battle of Grunwald by Poland-Lithuania 500 years earlier.

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