POSTCARD – AUTOGRAPHED – GENERALFELDMARSCHALL – PAUL von HINDENBURG.
This postcard features Generalfeldmarschall Paul von Hindenburg (1847-1934) and Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941). It was produced for the German Red Cross’s benefit. Wilhelm II’s wife, Auguste Viktoria, was the Red Cross’s patron, as is noted on its reverse, which refers to her as “Kaiserin” and “Königin.” The card is dated July 1915. At this time, von Hindenburg was the commanding general of all the Eastern Front’s Central Powers’ forces. It was not until August 1916 that he became the Great German General Staff’s Chief.
An official message is displayed at the postcard’s bottom (as part of the original postcard), with von Hindenburg’s bold, black ink signature and a dedication above it. The postcard and the signature are in mint condition.