The Tannenberg Memorial

Discussion in 'The Eastern Front' started by Paul Reed, Dec 19, 2009.

  1. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Tannenberg was the site of a major victory for Germany against Russia in 1914. Until I read the site below I had no idea that a massive monument was built there in the 1920s:

    Reichsehrenmal Tannenberg

    President Hindenburg was later buried there, and it became the focus of many German soldier visits after 1941 as this thread shows:

    Axis History Forum • View topic - Is This the Tannenberg Memorial?

    More details of the memorial here:

    Tannenberg Memorial - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Source: http://www.ordensland.de/Tannenberg/Tannenberg_Reichsehrenmal2.jpg
     
  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    It was damaged in 1945, the graves of Hindenburg and his wife were removed, and later the site was destroyed by Polish engineers. It is now part of Poland; GE link below. From the photos online only a few fragments of it remain.

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  3. Owen

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  4. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Some more pictures from Bundesarchives:

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  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    I assume this is the site in 1915?
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  7. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  8. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  9. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  10. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    From a Ju 52:

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  11. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  13. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  14. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  15. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  16. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  17. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Some great photos there Andy.
     
  18. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  19. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Watch this from 1:21 onwards.
    Footage of funeral in Andy's pics.
    British Pathe - THE HITLER BOMB PLOT UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT ON FUHRER'S LIFE

    Tannenburg. Various shots of the funeral of Colonel General Korten, Chief of Staff of the Luftwaffe, who was killed in the bomb blast. Soldiers salute and stand to attention around the coffin. Field Marshal Hermann Goering shakes hands with the family. Various shots as he watches wreath being laid and salutes with his baton along with Keitel and Reader. The coffin is carried away.
     
  20. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

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