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 (hĭn′dən-bûrg′, -bo͝ork′), Paul von 1847-1934.
German field marshal and politician who as president of the Weimar Republic (1925-1934) appointed Adolf Hitler as chancellor (1933).
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(Placename) the German name for Zabrze


(ˈhɪndənˌbɜːɡ; German ˈhɪndənbʊrk)
(Biography) Paul von Beneckendorff und von (paul fɔn ˈbɛnəkəndɔrf ʊnt fɔn). 1847–1934, German field marshal and statesman; president (1925–34). During World War I he directed German strategy together with Ludendorff (1916–18)
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(ˈhɪn dənˌbɜrg)

Paul von (Paul von Beneckendorff und von Hindenburg), 1847–1934, German field marshal; 2nd president of Germany 1925–34.
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Noun1.Hindenburg - German field marshal and statesmanHindenburg - German field marshal and statesman; as president of the Weimar Republic he reluctantly appointed Hitler as chancellor in 1933 (1847-1934)
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This was something which contrasted him sharply with the military generals running the German War machine, where Erich Ludendorff and Paul von Hindenberg avoided wider engagement as both sought to dominate the war effort.
In the autumn of 1918, McLellan travelled with troops as they breached the Canal de Saint-Quentin, on the Hindenberg Line.
(27) Lee now had time to return to the war story he had started to write in 1918 while recovering in Brockenhurst Hospital, near the New Forest, after having had his left arm amputated as the result of a wound during Hindenberg's March offensive.
On January 30, 1933, President Paul von Hindenberg, to break the political impasse, appointed Hitler to be the new Chancellor, i.e., chief of government, of Germany.
Some chapter subjects considered include Hindenberg and the German Right, Count Kuno von Westarp, conservative anti-Semitism in the Weimar Republic, the Pan-German League in Hamburg and the German Reich, and the German Combat Leagues.
Without the proper education and understanding, a major hydrogen explosion could easily rekindle memories of the 1937 Hindenberg airship explosion, which killed 36 people, and other disasters and change the benign "energy carrier" into an unacceptable commodity.
This reputation involved its full weight of responsibility, however, and towards the end of November the Newfoundlanders and their associated units of the 29th division were moved back to Cambrai to take part in the famous advance by General Haig, which, with the aid of "tanks," broke through the Hindenberg line and in turn had to face the full brunt of the German counterattack a few days later, which cost the British army so severely.
While the Allied powers worked on their plans for a Flanders' offensive, the Germans had withdrawn to the Hindenberg Line.
He had lost.' ' Yet the war still had to be won and won it was through a series of stunning Allied victories in the 'Hundred Days' between August 8 and November 11, 1918.e British, led by Field Marshall Haig, contributed greatly to this astounding change in fortune and by the start of September, the Germans had been forced back to the Hindenberg Line.