At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Some photos taken at the Eastern Front during WWI, 1914-17.

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

A farmer woman from East Prussia is feeding German soldiers.

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Cossack officers of East Prussia, 1914

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Soldiers going to fight, 1914

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

German soldiers with the artillery in Russia, 1914

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Some of them were killed

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

German soldiers in Russia, 1914

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

A wounded soldier at the railway station in Tilsit, 1914

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Ruined bedroom in a villa of Tilsit, 1914

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Russian war prisoners crossing the bridge in Novo-Georgievsk, Eastern Front, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

German soldiers on the way to Libava, rest in the dunes, Eastern Front, Russia, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Military cemeteries: Russian soldiers and civilians are burying a German pilot, Russia, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Killed German officers were buried on the bank of the Memel river. Eastern front, Russia, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Russians are teaching German war prisoners to dance, Eastern front, Russia, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Russian soldiers with a howitzer on the wooden raft, Russia, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Destroyed Russian fortress in Brest-Litovsk, Russia, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

German soldiers in a ruined city Brest-Litovsk on the Eastern Front. The city underwent massed intense fire from the Russian side, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Germans are saving sacks of grain from the burning warehouses. Brest-Litovsk, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Germans occupied Brest-Litovsk. Warehouses are burning. Men are removing heavy sacks of grain from the house. Brest-Litovsk, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Vehicle “Feldpost Deutsche Kaiserliche” and German soldiers, Fillipovo, Russia, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

German mail boxes at the Eastern Front, Russia, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Marfa Malko, a Russian soldier-woman was fighting Germans with her husband. She was captured and only in the camp they noticed she was a woman. 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

German soldiers are warming up with soup, 1916

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Eastern front. Hundreds of German soldiers in the street during the short rest, Russia, 1917

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Germans are celebrating the victory in Riga. 1917

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Local peasants are burying the killed Russians near Lutsk, 1914

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

People were killed with bayonets with no subsequent burial. 1914

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Wounded soldier, 1914

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

German bakers in the field of the Eastern front, 1914

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

In 1914 the German Emperor visited the Eastern Front

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

German soldiers are building a temporary bridge, 1914

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

German camp hospital, Eastern front. 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Austrian troops at the Eastern front are moving towards Dukla pass in the Carpathians, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Field post office at the Eastern Front, Poland, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Poland, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Russian cavalry, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

German soldiers in an unknown city, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

A group of military attaches the next day after the Warsaw occupation by the German troops, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Burning village at the Eastern front, Poland, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Civilians going along the Russian trenches fortified with sacks with sand, 1915 

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Russian fortress Ruzhan is fully ruined after being invaded by the German troops. Poland, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Russian troops retreating and burning villages to stop the attack of the German troops, Poland, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

Russian ships on the Vistula, 1915

At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17

The church building serves as a place for sorting endless letters and parcels for German soldiers at the Eastern Front, Poland, 1915

17 thoughts on “At the Eastern Front of WWI, 1914-17”

  1. Ruined fort in Prague, not far from Warsaw, 1915? Fires in Prague, suburb of Warsaw invaded by the Germans, 1915? Pregue is not far from Warsaw? Whats the hell are you speaking about? Use map before you type something.

  2. I’m just waiting for the war when Poland denounces the Chinese – the best let it be 4 War! Because then Chinese will pass through the Russian 8 times – WielkaPolska 1610!

  3. “Russians are teaching German war prisoners to dance, Eastern front, Russia, 1915”
    They should have known better. Everyone knows the German is incapable of dance.

  4. It’s unfortunate that the Western front of WW1 gets the most attention in the history books! Very interesting post.

  5. “Russian soldiers with a howitzer on the wooden raft, Russia, 1915” This photo is marked incorrectly. It should state “DECOY Russian Soldiers” as the howitzer and the men are all scarecrows…a common tactic to draw either cavalry or infantry into a fight.

  6. CJ,

    You have made a number of errors in several places:
    Apparently “Tilzit” is back-translitrated from the German spelling “Tilsit”. Also Under this Name, it was a German town (until ’45), not a Russian one

    The photo subtitled “German troops are entering Warsaw, 1915” has a German inscription reading “Warsaw shortly before being captured by German troops. A Russian fortification battalion is leaving Warsaw”

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