102439 | GERMANY. Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg silver Medal.
102439 | GERMANY. Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg silver Medal. Issued 1914. On the campaign against France, Russia, and England (33mm, 14.64 g, 12h). By Mayer & Wilhelm.
G.FELDMARSCHALL V. HINDENBURG, military bust facing slightly right // FELDZUG GEG. FRANKREICH, RUSSLAND ENGLAND U. S. W., battle scene, with central soldier holding sword and tattered German banner; other soldiers to left and right, with a fallen soldier in foreground. Edge: 950 SILBER.
Cf. Zetzmann 2127/2075 (for obv./rev.). Choice About Uncirculated. Mottled gray toning, with some minor rub upon the high points.
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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