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1st Masurian Lakes

Battle Name : 1st Masurian Lakes

Date(s) : 07 September 1914 - 13 September 1914

Part of : First World War , The Eastern Front , The Tannenberg Campaign ,

Outcome : A victory for German 8th Army over Russian 1st Army

Type of battle : Land


After destroying the Russian 2nd Army at Tannenberg, Ludendorf turned to face it's 1st Army. Again von Francois's 1st Corps made gains against the Russian left flank but the defence across the front was much more effective and the Germans were tired. The other Corps in the centre were delayed by a stout 2 division counter-attack while the rest of the Russian Army made an orderly withdrawal back across the River Niemen.

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