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102139 | GERMANY. General von Hindenburg cast bronze Medal.

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    102139  |  GERMANY, POLAND & RUSSIA. General von Hindenburg cast bronze Medal. Dated 1914. "Masurenschlacht"—on the defeat of the Russian army at the Masurian Lakes (66mm, 93.04 g, 12h). By K. Goetz in München.


    GENERALOBERST VON HINDENBURG, uniformed bust facing slightly right / DIE RUSSISCHE NAREW ARMEE VERNICHTET (the Russian Narew Army annihilated at the Masurian Lakes), Russian cossacks and their horses drowning in the Masurian Lakes. Edge: Plain.


    Kienast 143; Klose 10.2; Art of Devastation –. Choice Mint State. Warm brown surfaces, with some lighter highlights on the higher points.


    Ex Leigh Park Collection.


    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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