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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Teutonic Knights Defeated at Battle of Grunwald (1410)

Early in the 15th century, the Teutonic Order, a German military religious order founded during the Third Crusade, sought to expand its influence over Lithuania and Poland. Though its purported mission was to spread Christianity, it invaded the already Christian nations and was defeated at the Battle of Grunwald. Afterward, the Order's strength waned, and today it exists only as a clerical organization. How was the memory of the Battle of Grunwald used as propaganda during World War I? More...
excaelis
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 3:31:36 AM

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Ah, the legendary " Knights Who Say 'Nicht'".
stefan
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 8:17:48 AM

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"In August 1914, during World War I, Germany won a battle against Russia near the site. When the Germans realized its propaganda potential, they named the 1914 battle the Battle of Tannenberg, despite having actually taken place much closer to Allenstein, and framed it as revenge for the Polish–Lithuanian victory 504 years earlier. Nazi Germany later exploited the sentiment by portraying their Lebensraum policies as a continuation of the Knights' historical mission.
Due to the participation of the three Smolensk regiments in the battle, Russians saw the battle as a Polish–Lithuanian–Russian coalition against invading Germans."
Zippy
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excaelis wrote:
Ah, the legendary " Knights Who Say 'Nicht'".


It's Knights Who Say Ni. Shame on you
Anatolian
Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 5:25:08 PM

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"Though its purported mission was to spread Christianity, it invaded the already Christian nations and was defeated at the Battle of Grunwald."

They were like the Christian version of ISIS.
excaelis
Posted: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 2:54:29 AM

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Zippy wrote:
excaelis wrote:
Ah, the legendary " Knights Who Say 'Nicht'".


It's Knights Who Say Ni. Shame on you





I'm fully aware of that, Zippy.


Now, go get me a shrubbery...
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