Is This the Tannenberg Memorial?

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Post by Plavá bestie » 17 Feb 2007 02:35

Here is another photo of Tannenberg, shows Hitler with von Mackensen, taken in late 1934.

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Post by Heretic » 03 Mar 2007 02:35

Another link and pics from 1947 - rare - private collection.

http://www.werttrew.fora.pl/about16.html

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Post by Franzl Rider » 22 Apr 2007 15:40

I´ve read this thread with great interest. Here from ebay a picture of a corridor in the Monument.
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Post by Franzl Rider » 22 Apr 2007 15:42

Also a picture of a heads display in the Tannenberg monument. Also from ebay. I have not seen it before, but I´ve read articles which mentiones them.
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Post by tourist.tam » 19 Aug 2007 11:03

Hi,

Great collection of pictures.

I am currently doing a project involving the creation of a virtual monument that has been inspired by all these. But I've come to the point were the picture are just not enough anymore (due to low resolution and repetitive point of view picture-wise). I would love to have a map/plan of the building before its destruction.

I am not too sure whether anyone here would welcome such a project as I am mixing two of my interest: online gaming and history. You can anyway have a look at some screenshot of that project, that is very much a work in progress, by following this: mp_tannenberg

I hope someone can help me out.

Regards.

Tam

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Post by ghostsoldier » 26 Sep 2007 16:53

This was quite an interesting building...since it was built before the Nazi's came to power (I'm assuming), does anyone know if the original floor and building plans still exist? And does anyone know who the architect was?
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Post by Axmann » 02 Oct 2007 17:52

On the subject of Tannenberg - I have a III Reich era souvenir plaque of Tannenberg:

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The detail is not precise, but this object must be uncommon.

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Post by sylvieK4 » 02 Oct 2007 21:23

That is a nice plaque, Axman. What are its dimensions?

ghostsoldier wrote:
it was built before the Nazi's came to power (I'm assuming)


I'm not sure when it was built, but here is an early photograph/postcard circa
1920s. (Note the vehicles parked at right, and the different "caps" to the
pillars), followed by a card from 1936, showing a bit more vegetation and the
more familiar flat pillar tops. It looks like the later builders graded the hill
around the memorial (somewhat), too.

1920s card:
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1936 postcard:
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(Both photos are from online auction sites.)

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Post by Axmann » 03 Oct 2007 13:06

The plaque is not very large, ca. 11cm x 8cm

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Post by sum » 07 Oct 2007 15:55

location tannenberg now
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Post by Matt » 11 Oct 2007 10:38

Great thread, thanks to all who posted pics.

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Post by Laurence Strong » 12 Nov 2007 16:29

seahawk11 wrote:Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is also the same place where the Teutonic Knights met their demise. The Poles call it Grunwald, the Germans Tannenberg.


That's correct. Supposedly an ancestor of Hindenburg's had fallen at the battle in 1410, and thats why he chose the name for the battle.

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Post by rys » 16 Nov 2007 18:05

seahawk11 wrote:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but this is also the same place where the Teutonic Knights met their demise. The Poles call it Grunwald, the Germans Tannenberg.

This is and, at the same time, is NOT the same place as Grunwald. The so called '1st battle of Tannenberg' took place ca. 15 km. south-west off the town of Hohaltstein (Olsztynek) in a triangle between three villages: Stembark (in German: Tannenberg), Lodwigowo and Grunwald. The so called "2nd Battle of Tannenberg" obviously was not an event that could be linked with any particular place as the battle front extended over 200 km. from north-east to south-west, leaving the village of Tannenberg away from the main theater of war. Hindenburg and the pan - German ideology wanted those two historical events to be conveniently associated with the same locality so as to wipe away the shamefuly excrutiating smashing the Tutonic Knights suffered in 1410 at Grunwald from the Polish-Lithuanian-Tartar-Belorussian army. Thus the victory in 1914 was supposed to serve as the symbol of revenge they got on the Slavs, whom they had always had in low regard. This monument was also supposed t serve as a testimony of the Germanic 'cultural mission' in the east. We all know too well how great ideas like the one embodied in the Tannenberg Mmorial, come to a sad and tragic end.

That's correct. Supposedly an ancestor of Hindenburg's had fallen at the battle in 1410, and thats why he chose the name for the battle.[/quote]

This is very romantic but untrue.

rys

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