Adolf Hitler In The Army
Adolf Hitler right from his childhood days had lots of interest in political issues and was attached with them very emotively. When World War I started, he joined 16th Bavarian Reserve Regiment. First time when he petitioned to join army he was rejected on pretext of being unfit. But he again applied for it in August 1914 in spite of having an Austrian citizenship.
29 October 1914 was the first day he went to field in Ypres. Initially he drew cartoons in the army and use to inspire army in his own way. He used to contribute articles in newspapers which mostly consisted of small ‘pep talks’. He won series of awards during his stay in army.
During late 1915 he was injured in leg and was forced to spend two months in a military hospital. He resumed his work in early 1917 and went straight to Picardy. He was very radical and aggressive in his views. An example of it came in late 1914 when he rejected the idea of Christmas truce. By 31st July 1917 Battle of Passchendaele began in which Adolf Hitler played a very vital role. Backed by his good work, Hitler was awarded Iron Cross in August of 1918.
Hitler suffered a very serious injury when he was gasses and partially blinded at Wervicq. When world war ended, Hitler was still in hospital, recuperating from the temporary blindness. In 1919, the shameful Treaty of Versailles was signed which plunged Germany into bankruptcy. There was despair everywhere around. Hitler soon joined National Socialist German Workers Party that was later renamed as Nazi Party.
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