29 August 1914

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Siege of Mauberge

German VII Reserve Corps begins the bombardment of the forts around Mauberge.

Battle of Tannenberg

German troops complete the encirlement of the Russian Second Army. General Alexander Samsonov, commander of the army, disappears in the confusion and is never seen again. His army collapes and by the time the battle ends on 31 August the Russians have lost 125,000 men.

War at Sea

Admiral von Spee leaves the Marshall Islands, heading for Fanning and Christmas Islands.


How to cite this article: Rickard, J (28 December 2007), 29 August 1914, http://www.historyofwar.org/firstworldwar/daybyday/1914_08_29.html

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