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Paul von Hindenburg - Star of the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross
Rank: Field Marshall
Date of Award: 1918
Cross Class: Star of the Grand Cross of the Iron Cross
Branch of Service: Army
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Mini Biography: Hindenburg enjoyed a long if undistinguished career in the Prussian army, eventually retiring in 1911. He was recalled at the outbreak of the First World War, and first came to national attention, at the age of sixty-six, as the victor at Tannenberg in 1914. As Germany's Chief of the General Staff from 1916, he and his deputy, Erich Ludendorff, rose in the German public's esteem until Hindenburg came to eclipse the Kaiser himself. Hindenburg retired again in 1919, but returned to public life one more time in 1925 to be elected as the second President of Germany. Ref Wikipedia
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