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Tannenberg 1410: Disaster for the Teutonic Knights (Campaign)

ISBN13: 9781841765617
ISBN: 1841765619
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $19.95
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Published Date:
Pages: 96
Average Goodreads rating: 3.85/5 (23 ratings)

By 1400 the long running conflict between the Order of Teutonic Knights and Poland and Lithuania was coming to a head, partly as a result of the Order's meddling in the internal politics of its neighbours. In June 1410 King Wladislaw Jagiello of Poland invaded the Order's territory with a powerful allied army including all the enemies of the Teutonic Knights – Poles, Lithuanians, Russians, Bohemians, Hungarians, Tartars and Cossacks. This book recounts how, when the armies clashed on the wooded, rolling hills near the small village of Tannenberg, the Teutonic Knights suffered a disastrous defeat from which their Order never recovered.