The WW1 German victory over The Soviet Union (Russian) in the Battle of Tannenberg weakened Russia leading to Russia's eventual defeat in 1918.
- The WW1 Schlieffen Plan decreed that most of Germany's forces initially be deployed against France.
- Just one army would conduct a holding operation against Russia.
- Unexpectedly two Russian armies advanced into East Prussia and won the Battle of Gumbinnen.
- Two German divisions were now redeployed to the Eastern Front.
- The Germans under the command of General Von Hindenberg were victorious in the Battle of Tannenberg due to luck and poor Russian coordination and leadership.
- The 95,000 Russian prisoners and 25,000 killed badly undermined Russian morale.
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Source Information 1914-1918 Online