Tannenberg PDF

Führerhauptquartier is de algemene benaming van een hoofdkwartier van Adolf Hitler en de Duitse Wehrmacht tijdens de Tannenberg PDF Wereldoorlog. Zie de categorie Führer’s headquarters van Wikimedia Commons voor mediabestanden over dit onderwerp. Deze pagina is voor het laatst bewerkt op 20 apr 2015 om 20:43.


Författare: Björn Bedey.
August 1914: Ostpreußen wird nach der deutschen Kriegserklärung von russischen Truppen umzingelt. Die Lage scheint aussichtslos. Doch der deutsche Kaiser beauftragt Paul von Hindenburg und den ehrgeizigen Erich Ludendorff, die Provinz zu retten. Unter der neuen Führung gelingt die Wende und die „Schlacht von Tannenberg“ geht in die deutsche Geschichte ein. Während Hindenburg von Presse und Volk gefeiert wird, bleibt Ludendorffs strategisches Einwirken nahezu unerwähnt. In dieser detaillierten Schilderung des Siegeszuges ergreift der viel umstrittene General deshalb hier selbst das Wort und bietet seine Perspektive auf eine der wichtigsten Schlachten des Ersten Weltkriegs.
„Nicht jede Schlacht ist ein Markstein im Kriege und wahrhaft geschichtegestaltend. Die Schlacht von Tannenberg ist es indes.“ (Erich Ludendorff)

Gelijk delen, er kunnen aanvullende voorwaarden van toepassing zijn. Zie de gebruiksvoorwaarden voor meer informatie. Bundesarchiv Bild 183-2006-0429-502, Tannenberg-Denkmal, Beisetzung Hindenburg. Johannes and Walter Krüger of Berlin and completed in 1927. When Reichspräsident Hindenburg died in 1934, his coffin and that of his wife, who had died in 1921, were placed there despite his wishes to be buried at his family plot in Hanover. Adolf Hitler ordered the monument to be redesigned and renamed „Reichsehrenmal Tannenberg“.

Aerial view 1944, from a Luftwaffe plane. French concept of the Unknown Soldier. This ideology was mooted in Germany in the 1920s and 1930s. The memorial was built in a prominent place in a shape reminiscent of the castles of the Teutonic Knights. The monument’s location on a hilltop was accentuated by massive earthworks and landscaping designed to look as if nature alone had shaped the site. The design influenced other projects undertaken by architects and builders during the era. A gathering of thousands came to the dedication of the newly finished memorial on 18 September 1927.

The architects had also built an inn nearby in traditional East Prussian style. The numbers of visitors did not meet expectations initially but during the Nazi era the numbers were such that the inn required an extension. In August 1933 the Nazis held a massive demonstration at the memorial to commemorate the anniversary of the battle. The Polish government allowed 1,500 cars to transit through the Polish Corridor. A year later, the monument again came to prominence on the death of Paul von Hindenburg. However, Hitler decided to seize the opportunity for propaganda and instructed Albert Speer to ensure that the day was spectacular.

Following the interment of Hindenburg, the memorial once again became a national shrine. Field Marshal’s name inscribed upon it. Hindenburg was originally buried in the central yard or „plaza“ of the monument on 7 August 1934. On 2 October 1935, the anniversary of Hindenburg’s birthday, the President’s bronze coffin was relocated to a new, sombre chamber where he was joined by his wife Gertrud, who was moved from the family plot in Hanover.