The Great War, by Field Marshal von Hindenburg, edited by Charles Messenger
Published by Greenhill in 2006, 236 pages. Paperback (N6101)
Brand New Book
In August 1914, Von Hindenburg defeated the Russians at Tannenburg, overcoming a much larger enemy force. He was promoted to Commander-in-Chief of the German armies in the East, where he achieved a number of significant victories, most notably at the Battle of the Masurian Lakes.
These victories on the Eastern Front caused von Hindenburg to become a cult figure in Germany, where he was seen as the perfect embodiment of Germanic strength and moral decency. Wooden statues of von Hindenburg were built all over Germany, onto which people nailed money and cheques for war bonds.
This book, written by Hindenburg, gives unparalleled insight into German military thinking during the First World War, and offers the rare perspective of one of Germany's most senior military figures