Battle of Vistula River

WWI - The German invasion of Poland

WHEN:

The battle of Vistula River took place from the 28th of September to the 30th of October in 1914. Germany was on it's way to Poland to help out Austria/Hungary, but a few Russian armies just happened to be passing through to catch them in the act.

WHERE:

In Warsaw, by the bank of the Vistula River.

COMMANDERS:

Russian Commanders:
  • Nikolai Ruzsky

  • Nikolai Ivanov

  • Alexei Evert

  • Pavel Plehve

COMMANDERS:

German/Austrian Commanders
  • Paul von Hindenburg

  • Viktor Dankl

  • August von Mackensen

  • Remus von Woyrsch

  • Max von Gallwitz

RESULTS/CASUALTIES:

Russia won with145,309 killed/wounded/missing. Germany lost with 19,029 killed/wounded/missing, and Austria/Hungary lost as well as Germany with 50,145 killed/wounded/missing.

SIGNIFICANCE:

It started the many attempts of Germany to take over Poland.