History Highlights, Prussia...Northern Germany, Second Reich...1871 to 1918, WWI...First World War

The Tannenberg Victory made Hindenburg a national hero

The Heroes of Tannenberg, Hindenburg and Ludendorff, saved East Prussia in August 1914 with a decisive victory against overwhelming odds. Paul von Hindenburg, 66, a retired Prussian General , was called into service to take over command of the relatively small force, one army, that was having trouble holding back the Russian invasion of East… Continue reading The Tannenberg Victory made Hindenburg a national hero