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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.

SS-Obersturmbannführer Harald Riipalu explains to other SS officers the proper procedure for using a Panzerfaust rocket launcher. This photo was taken in the autumn of 1944.

Battle of Narva, 2 Feb - 10 Aug 1944: 550,000 casualties. Separated by historians into two distinct phases (the Battle for Narva Bridgehead and the Battle of Tannenberg Line), the fighting was amongst the most intense seen in the entire war.

The Battle of Grunwald or First Battle of Tannenberg or Battle of Žalgiris was fought on 15 July 1410. The battle was one of the largest battles in Medieval Europe and is regarded as the most important victory in the history of Poland, Belarus and Lithuania.