Definition of Battle of tannenberg
1. Noun. A battle in World War I (1914); decisive German victory over the Russians.
Generic synonyms: Pitched Battle
Group relationships: First World War, Great War, War To End War, World War 1, World War I
Geographical relationships: Poland, Polska, Republic Of Poland
Battle Of Tannenberg Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Battle Of Tannenberg Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Battle Of Tannenberg
Literary usage of Battle of tannenberg
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. History of the World War by Frank Herbert Simonds (1919)
"Only three days later the battle of Tannenberg began. ... Hindenburg is quoted as saying that in the battle of Tannenberg alone at least 80000 Russians were ..."
2. The Story of the Great War by Francis Joseph Reynolds, Allen Leon Churchill, Leonard Wood, Francis Trevelyan Miller, Austin Melvin Knight, Frederick Palmer, Frank Herbert Simonds, Arthur Brown Ruhl (1916)
"CHAPTER LXXV battle of tannenberg AND RUSSIAN RETREAT WHEN on August 22, 1914, the full strength of the Russian attack became evident, the German General ..."
3. The Boys' Book of the World War by Francis William Rolt-Wheeler (1920)
"XXVI THE battle of tannenberg RUSSIA'S principal military difficulties in the opening of the campaigns of the Great War lay, as has been said, ..."
4. Behind the Scenes in Warring Germany by Edward Lyell Fox (1915)
"All I know of the battle of Tannenberg is this. I learned it while at dinner with an ... Oh, yes," he said quickly, " I was in the battle of Tannenberg. ..."