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.
The Battle of Narva was a military campaign between the German Army Detachment "Narwa" and the Soviet Leningrad Front fought for possession of the strategically important Narva Isthmus on 2 February – 10 August 1944 during World War II. In the ensuing fierce Battle of Tannenberg Line, the German army group held its ground. Stalin's main strategic goal — a quick recovery of Estonia as a base for air and seaborne attacks against Finland and an invasion of East Prussia — was not achieved.
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.
Estonian SS-Obersturmbannführer Harald Reibach explains to other SS officers the proper procedure for using a Panzerfaust rocket launcher. Riipalu was decorated with the Knight’s Cross on 23 August 1944 for successfully leading the Waffen-Grenadier Regiment der SS 45 of the Estonian 20. Waffen Grenadier Division der SS in the Battle of Tannenberg ”. 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.