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Tannenberg “As It Really Was”

80 pages2 hours


General Max Hofmann was well known as a consummate planner, even by the high standards of the German Army of the First World War. Working as the operation hub on the Eastern Front he and his superiors, Hindenburg and Ludendorff, used superior strategy to offset the huge advantage of number that the enemy Russian army possessed. The greatest victory that they achieved was the dramatic battle of Tannenberg, still studied today as a masterpiece. In this memoir translated from the German, Hoffmann analyses from a leadership point of view of the battle and results of the military decisions and actions of the leaders. “Tannenberg is not the work of a single person. It is the result of the excellent schooling and development of our leaders and the incomparable performance of the German soldier “ states the author. Includes 7 maps.

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