087: The Cossacks Are Coming!

German medal commemorating “The Liberation of East Prussia.” It depicts a nude Paul von Hindenburg slaying a bear, symbolizing Russia.

 
In response to French pleas, Russia invades Germany in August 1914 in order to relieve the pressure on France.
 

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Fanfare

Opening War Theme

Prelude in C# Minor
Composed in 1892 by Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff. Public domain.
Performed by the composer. Public domain recording. Source.

Closing War Theme

 

Except when otherwise indicated, the contents of this podcast are © and ℗ 2016, 2017 by Mark Painter, all rights reserved. Photograph of the Hindenburg medallion by Wikimedia user Berlin-George and used pursuant to a Creative Commons CC BY-SA 3.0 license. Source. Some music and sound effects used by arrangement with Pond 5.

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