Tannenberg 1410

Disaster for the Teutonic Knights

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Tannenberg 1410

Disaster for the Teutonic Knights

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By 1400 the long running conflict between the Order of Teutonic Knights and Poland and Lithuania was coming to a head, partly as a result of the Order's meddling in the internal politics of its neighbours. In June 1410 King Wladislaw Jagiello of Poland invaded the Order's territory with a powerful allied army including all the enemies of the Teutonic Knights – Poles, Lithuanians, Russians, Bohemians, Hungarians, Tartars and Cossacks. This book recounts how, when the armies clashed on the wooded, rolling hills near the small village of Tannenberg, the Teutonic Knights suffered a disastrous defeat from which their Order never recovered.

Table of Contents

Introduction/Chronology/Opposing Commanders/Opposing Armies/Opposing Plans/The Tannenberg/Grunwald Campaign/Aftermath/The Battlefield Today/Bibliography/Index

Product details

Published 20 May 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841765617
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 60 b/w; 33 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Campaign
Short code CAM 122
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Stephen Turnbull

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Richard Hook

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