Battles - The Eastern Front
This section contains details of the significant battles and actions fought on the Eastern Front during the First World War. Included is perhaps the war's most sweepingly successful victory at Tannenberg in August 1914, which ended with the Russian commander Samsonov committing suicide.
Also included are critical encounters at Stalluponen and at Masurian Lakes.
Additional entries will be added periodically.
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|Battle of Stalluponen||Opened 17 August 1914|
|Battle of Gumbinnen||Opened 20 August 1914|
|Battle of Tannenberg||Opened 26 August 1914|
|First Battle of the Masurian Lakes||Opened 9 September 1914|
|Battle of Bolimov||Opened 31 January 1915|
|Second Battle of the Masurian Lakes||Opened 7 February 1915|
|Battle of Lake Naroch||Opened 18 March 1916|
|Battle of Lutsk||Opened 4 June 1916|
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