IB History Year 1 Reading: Tuchman, Chapters 14 and 15

This week’s reading includes a lengthy chapter on the Battle of the Frontiers and the opening of the Russian offensive into East Prussia. I recommend reading both chapters with maps handy for reference, since otherwise the geography can get a bit confusing. I found an excellent resource for maps of the First World War on the U.S. Military Academy website:

http://www.westpoint.edu/history/SitePages/WWI.aspx

Chapter 14 covers the series of actions referred to by historians as the Battle of the Frontiers. The next chapter narrates the initial Russian invasion of Germany, explains the circumstances under which Hindenburg and Ludendorff took command, and sets up the coming Battle of Tannenberg.

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