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100931 | GERMANY. Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg bronze Medal.

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    100931 | GERMANY. Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg bronze Medal. Issued 1915. World War I series: The Alliance of Germany and Austria-Hungary (60mm, 95.30, 12h). By B. H. Mayer in Pforzheim.


    HINDENBURG / DER BEFREIER OSTPREUSSENS, uniformed bust facing slightly left / HEIL u SIEG 1914/15, Germany and Austria-Hungary, as female warriors, each wielding sword and flying right over fortifications in background; two coats-of-arms and palm frond below. Edge: Plain.


    Cf. Zetzmann 3024 (for reverse type). Choice Mint State. Brilliant yellow-bronze surfaces. Very rare and exceptional artistry.


    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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