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The Battle of Tannenberg in August 1914 was a major Russian defeat,over 100,000 troops were taken prisoner by the Germans and an equal number were believed to have been killed and wounded.The Germans also took about 200 artillery pieces with ammunition and other supplies,it was a huge blow to the Russian military.

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