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Masurian Lakes

Schütte-Lanz
Text:
Zeno Diemer, Schütte-Lanz über den Masurischen Seen
Spear Thrower over the Masurian Lakes
Reverse:
Postmarked November 22, 1915
Der Krieg 1914-15 in Postkarten
Abteilung: Das deutsche heer 13. Reihe:
Luftschiffe und Flugzeuge von Zeno Diemer
Reinertrag für die Ostpreußenhilfe 1915.
The war 1914-15 in postcards
Department: The German Army, Series 13:
Airships and Airplanes by Zeno Diemer
Net income for aid to East Prussia 1915.

A Schütte-Lanz airship over the Masurian Lakes in East Prussia, Germany. From a painting by Zeno Diemer. The Russian Second Army was destroyed in the Masurian Lakes during the Battle of Tannenburg. The Russian First Army escaped destruction, but suffered heavy casualties immediately after in First Battle of the Masuarian Lakes. The Russians returned to East Prussia, and were again defeated in the Second (Winter) Battle of the Masuarian Lakes in 1915.
The Schütte-Lanz was a competitor to the Zeppelin, and used a wooden rather than metal frame.

Image text

Zeno Diemer, Schütte-Lanz über den Masurischen Seen



Schütte-Lanz over the Masurian Lakes



Reverse:

Postmarked November 22, 1915



Der Krieg 1914-15 in Postkarten

Abteilung: Das deutsche heer 13. Reihe:

Luftschiffe und Flugzeuge von Zeno Diemer

Reinertrag für die Ostpreußenhilfe 1915.



The war 1914-15 in postcards

Department: The German Army, Series 13:

Airships and Airplanes by Zeno Diemer

Net income for aid to East Prussia 1915.

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The Masurian Lakes are a line of lakes and ponds along the forested southern border of East Prussia that formed a natural border against an attack from Russian Poland. They were the site of the Battle of Tannenberg, and the First and Second Battles of the Masurian Lakes.

Masurian Lakes is a region in Germany.