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|Battle of Tannenberg|
Russian infantry advancing on Prussian positions during the Battle of Tannenberg.
|Date||May 7 - May 12, 1954|
|Result||Decisive Prussian Victory|
The Battle of Tannenberg was a decisive engagement between the Russian Empire and Prussia in the early days of the Great War, fought by the Russian First and Second Armies and the Prussian Second Army between 7 May and 12 May 1954. The battle resulted in the almost complete destruction of the Russian Second Army.
Worried about his loss at Gumbinnen and the continued advance of the Russian Second Army to the south, Prittwitz ordered a retreat to the Vistula, effectively abandoning eastern Prussia. When he heard this, the German Army Chief of Staff, recalled Prittwitz and his deputy Waldersee to Berlin. They were replaced by Heinz Guderian, called out of retirement, with Erich Von Manstein as his Chief of Staff.
1. The Initial moves
2. The Armoured drive
The Prussian A5V Panzers were now unleashed upon the unsuspecting Russians. Led by Manstein Hiomself, who led from the command Panzer,the prussian forces broke through the russian lines and killing anything in there path.
3. The collapse
Rather than report the loss of his army to the Czar, Yeremenko committed suicide by shooting himself in the head on 13 May 1954.