33rd (East Prussian) Fusiliers "Count Roon"

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The 33rd (East Prussian) Fusiliers "Count Roon" was a regiment of the Imperial German Army through the First World War.

In August 1914 the unit was part of the 2nd Division of the Königsberg-based I Corps. With the Russian invasion of East Prussia in August 1914, the unit saw action during the prelude to the Battle of Tannenberg. The 33rd Fusiliers charged the Russian-occupied village of Mallwischken near Gumbinnen and cleared the area.[1] Later as the battle for East Prussia developed, the regiment occupied high ground near the village of Usdau.[2]


  1. ^ Showalter, D.E. Tannenberg: Clash of Empires. Hamden: Archon, 1991. p 173.
  2. ^ Showalter 1991, p. 252.