This is an illustration of the major battles of WWI. Shown on this image are the Battle of Tannenberg, Battle of Marne, Battle of Ypres (1st), (3rd) Battle of Ypres, Battle of Gallipoli, Battle of Verdun, Battle of the Somme, and the Battle of Caporetto.
SS-Hauptsturmführer Paul Maitla of the 20. Waffen Grenadier Division der SS (estnische Nr 1) photographed shortly after winning the Knight’s Cross for leading the recapture of the central hill of the Sinimäed during the Battle of Tannenberg Line, effectively braking the Soviet offensive in that sector. As an officer in the former Estonian Army he attended and graduated from SS-Junkerschule Bad Tölz officer training in 1943.
August 29, 1916: The combination of Paul von Hindenburg and his Chief of Staff Erich Ludendorff came to direct the entire German war effort, they gained initial renown following the spectacular German Army success on the Eastern Front at the Battle of Tannenberg in August 1914. Western Front: Germany: FALKENHAYN (German CoS) DISMISSED BY KAISER, REPLACED BY FM HINDENBURG WITH GENERAL LUDENDORFF (1st QMG) AS HIS ASSISTANT.