This is a patriotic badge depicting the great German military hero Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934). When WW I began, Paul von Hindenburg was in retirement. He was called back and given command of an Armee in August 1914. He led the German forces to a convincing victory against the Russians at the Battle of Tannenberg on the Eastern Front. He continued to roll up impressive actions and was promoted to the rank of Generalfeldmarschall. In 1916 he was made Chief of the German Army’s General Staff. He thus commanded all German forces in both the East and West. He retired again after WW I’s end, but Germany’s status led him to become President of the Weimar Republic. This patriotic badge measures 1 ½” in diameter. It is silver-toned and features an oak leaf wreath surrounding von Hindenburg’s portrait. He is wearing a dress uniform with a large medal bar on his left breast. The wreath’s top displays a small 1914 Iron Cross. A solid pin is on the reverse. It is a most unusual badge of early wartime quality.