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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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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Poland-Lithuania 1411 after Europe´s greatest medival #Battle_of_Grunwald (Tannenberg), in which the "imperial", despotic rule of the Teutonic Order over the Baltic-Slavic native population by extermination of an entire people (mainly the real Prussians) and settlement of Germans for almost 200 years was broken. Unfortunately, this ulcer continued existing in a new form as Brandenburg > Prussia > Germany with devastating consequences for Europe and the whole world => WW1> WW2 .

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Estonian SS-Obersturmbannführer Harald Riipalu 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 SS Waffen Grenadier Regiment 45 of the Estonian 20th Waffen Grenadier Division der SS in the Battle of Tannenberg Line and in the Battle of Auvere where Riipalu and his regiment drove back the assault of the Soviet Army, which prevented the encirclement of “Army…

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