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By John F Williams

ISBN-10: 041535854X

ISBN-13: 9780415358545

ISBN-10: 0415358558

ISBN-13: 9780415358552

Adolf Hitler enlisted within the Bavarian military in august 1914 as a battle volunteer. Fanatically dedicated to the German reason, among 1914 and 1918 Hitler served with contrast and occasionally reckless bravery, profitable either periods of Iron pass. utilizing memoirs, army documents, regimental, divisional and reliable battle histories in addition to (wherever attainable) Hitler's personal phrases, this e-book seeks to reconstruct a interval in his existence that has been overlooked within the literature. it's also the tale of a German regiment (16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry, or record Regiment), which fought in the entire major battles at the Western entrance. As a frontline soldier Hitler all started his 'study' of the black paintings of propaganda; and, as he himself maintained, the checklist Regiment supplied him together with his 'university of life'.

This is not just an account of the scuffling with, even if. essentially the most profound affects on Hitler happened on domestic depart or because of legit wartime propaganda, which he gobbled uncritically. His conversion from passive pathological anti-Semitism begun whereas invalided in Germany in 1916-17. The language of anti-Bolshevik 'Jewish virus' propaganda grew to become Hitler's language, proven, as he observed it, by means of the 'infected' recruits to the checklist Regiment in 1918.

Hitler is right here offered much less because the manufactured from high-cultural forces than as an avid reader and gullible customer of kingdom propaganda, which fed his prejudices. He was once a 'good soldier' but additionally a 'true believer' in reality and perform. it truly is no exaggeration to claim that each army selection made via Hitler among 1939 and 1945 used to be ultimately stimulated or colored via his reports with the checklist Regiment among 1914 and 1918.

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