This is a colorized postcard of Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934). He is wearing a dunkel-blau (dark-blue) tunic, with epaulettes, a ribbon bar, breast star, and two neck orders. Von Hindenburg achieved fame early in WW I, defeating the Russians at Tannenberg on the Eastern Front. He later commanded the entire German Army. He became the President of the Weimar Republic in the 1920’s. He ultimately was forced to accept Adolf Hitler as his Chancellor. Upon von Hindenburg’s death in 1934, Hitler assumed control of Germany and the Third Reich was born. This postcard was mailed from Austria during WW I.