masurian lakes 2
By Aaron Bahena and Pedro Rios
the German chief thought that the war was going to be won on the western fort and was hesitant to send in help to Paul von Hindenburg commander of the eastern front Hindenburg would personally lead the northern offense in the area of masurian lakes. below's 8th army launched a surprise attack against sievers and advanced 70 miles within the week inflicting severe casualties to the Russians. Even thought the Russians had lost it enabled the rest of the Russian 10th army to form a new defensive position.