Lance corporal Adolf Hitler after World War I

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Adolf Hitler in uniform after World War I, likely in 1921, when he was 32 years old. This image was used on his government issued card which allowed him to carry weapons.

Hitler was a decorated lance corporal in the First World War. He learned about Germany’s defeat while hospitalized after a British mustard gas attack. His experiences in the Great War and its aftermath shaped his convictions that Jewish people and communists betrayed the German Army.

Book suggestion ⤵️

📖 Mein Kampf (Adolf Hitler, 1925)

Mein Kampf is a very difficult book to read, with a lot of long, complex phrases, but is nevertheless an important historical lecture. It’s a worthwhile political manifesto, and it’s also a fascinating insight into young Hitler’s mind, as well as on his journey from a common soldier and aspiring painter to one of the most powerful persons in world history.

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