From August 1914 to February 1915, the area of East Prussia was the scene of fierce German–Russian combat. Military operations, clashes, and battles, as well as arson and looting, resulted in enormous destruction. Many towns and villages were razed to the ground. Society felt the effects of the war for many years. In the interwar period, monuments were erected en masse in the towns of East Prussia, dedicated to the fallen soldiers and commemorating the events of 1914. Many of them did not survive the political and social changes after 1945. A significant and meaningful trace of the World War I period are the numerous war cemeteries where soldiers from both sides are buried. Today, the surviving monuments, memorial plaques, and the remains of fortifications and earthworks remind us of those events.

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The publication of the map is the project’s activity no PR/1/008/2018 ‘Tourism beyond the boundaries – tourism routes of the cross-border regions of Russia and North-East Poland’.

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