WAR OF LOST OPPORTUNITIES The Forgotten Eastern Front In WW1

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War memoirs of Max Hoffmann, the brilliant German staff officer who devised the plan to encircle and crush the invading Russian armies at Tannnburg and the Masurian Lakes in Prussia in 1914. Betrays Hoffmann’s bitterness that Ludendorff and Hindenburg got the credit for his victory. A few years after the war, when touring the field at Tannenburg, Hoffmann told a group of army cadets “See – this is where Hindenburg slept before the battle, this is where Hindenburg slept after the battle, and this is where Hindenburg slept during the battle.”