Journals Higher Education



Published: 29 September 2011

480 Pages | 16pp black and white plates


ISBN: 9780199226382

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Hitler's First War

Adolf Hitler, the Men of the List Regiment, and the First World War

Thomas Weber

  • The story of Hitler's formative experiences as a soldier on the Western Front - now told in full for the first time
  • Presents a radical revision of the Private Hitler portrayed in Mein Kampf - a period of his life that Hitler claimed had made him into the person he later became
  • Uses a wealth of material never before seen, including the stories of Hitler's fellow soldiers, from people who later became convinced Nazis to Jewish veterans of the regiment
  • Challenges the commonly accepted notion that the First World War was a seminal catastrophe in German history

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