100271 | GERMANY. Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg bronze Medal.

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    100271 | GERMANY. Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg bronze Medal. Dated 1914. World War I series: The Enemies of Germany and Austria (54mm, 49.63 g, 12h). By Mayer & Wilhelm in Stuttgart.

     

    G. FELDMARSCH. V•HINDENBURG, uniformed bust facing slightly right / DEUTSCHLAND–ÖSTERREICH GEGEN FRANKREICH ENGLAND RUSSLAND U.AND., WELT– / KRIEG / 1914 in three lines within wreath. Edge: Plain.

     

    Cf. Zetzmann 3040 (silver); Kaiser 4-125b. Choice About Uncirculated. Warm brown surfaces, a hint of light rub on the highest points, along with a few scattered spots. Rare.

     

    Before serving as the president of the German Reich and his unintended role in giving rise to nazism and Adolf Hitler in 1933, Paul von Hindenburg was a celebrated general within the German Empire, first retiring in 1911. Upon the outbreak of WWI, however, he was called upon to serve once again, where he oversaw a major and much celebrated German victory at Tannenberg in 1914. Following this campaign, Hindenburg's star rose to a national level, paving the way for his ensuing political career during the Weimar period.

     

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