Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Map Series #21 — Eastern Front 1914: Six Major Battles and Campaigns


Austrian Troops Advancing Over a Vast Plain on
the Eastern Front

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Prisoners Taken at Tannenberg

Cossacks and Russian Cavalry

Source:  Over the Top, December 2014


  1. Thank you for the very clear map, along with signal summaries of each battle.

  2. Excellent summary of the war in the East. Stimulates further examination.

  3. Nice, well done. But I do not understand why the Balkans are never addressed? The ONLY victories the Allies had in WWI in 1914, 1915 were in Serbia. This is the most forgotten front in the various narratives on WWI.

    1. True. The Balkans, where the war started, are often forgotten.

    2. If you would take advantage of the site search engine (upper-left corner, you will find dozens of articles on the Balkans. As a test, I entered "Serbia" and found 17 feature articles specifically on Serbia and 13 articles that touched on its war experience.

    3. Yep! This site does a great job of covering the full range of WWI.