This is a 14 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on World War I - Key Battles - 1914 - Battle of Tannenberg. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
With the outbreak of World War I, Germany began implementation of the Schlieffen Plan. This called for the bulk of their forces to assemble in the west while only a small holding force remained in the east. The goal of the plan was to quickly defeat France before the Russians could fully mobilize their forces. With France defeated, Germany would be free to focus their attention to the east. Only General Maximilian von Prittwitz's 8th Army was allocated for the defense of East Prussia as it was expected that it would take the Russians several weeks to transport their men to the front.
Russia and Germany fought a fierce battle at Tanneberg with the Russians suffering casualties of 92,000 captured, and another 30,000-50,000 killed and wounded. German casualties totaled around 12,000-20,000.
The Battle of Tannenberg, Hindenburg succeeded in ending the Russian threat to East Prussia and Silesia. Following Tannenberg, Rennenkampf began a fighting retreat which culminated in a German victory at the First Battle of the Masurian Lakes in mid-September. Having escaped the encirclement, but unable to face Tsar Nicholas II after the defeat, Samsonov committed suicide.
The presentation covers the following:
Map of the Eastern Front
Hoffman Plan Approved
Casualties & Aftermath
End of Presentation
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