Paul von Hindenburg was a noted Generalfeldmarschall who became the President of the Weimar Republic. When WW I began, he was retired, but was then brought back as a Generaloberst to command the 8. Armee. He was victorious at the Battle of Tannenberg in late August 1914. His smaller army was far out-manned by the Russians (150,000 to 230,000), but his forces were able to completely rout the Russians. [They suffered 150,000 casualties in the battle, including vast numbers of captured troops]. He was Germany’s first national hero during WW I. His star continued to rise as he went on to command all the German and Central Powers troops on the Eastern Front. He was promoted to Generalfeldmarschall, then ultimately headed the German General Staff in Berlin. Assisted by his deputy, Erich Ludendorff, he planned the German war effort for the rest of the war. He again retired at WW I’s end, but was recalled to his country’s service in the mid 1920’s as President of the Weimar Republic, an office he filled until his 1933 death. He was replaced by then Chancellor Adolf Hitler.
Today we are offering a von Hindenburg signature that was clipped from a document or letter. It measures 3 ¼” x 4 ¼,” and bears the famed General’s distinctive signature rendered in the purple grease pencil commonly used at combat commands (meaning it probably was clipped from a wartime document or letter). We are including a postcard of von Hindenburg, so that you may combine them into a framed montage, if you so choose.