Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918
The List Regiment
By (author) John F. Williams
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Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918 by John F. Williams
Book DescriptionAdolf Hitler enlisted in the Bavarian Army in august 1914 as a war volunteer. Fanatically devoted to the German cause, between 1914 and 1918 Hitler served with distinction and sometimes reckless bravery, winning both classes of Iron Cross. Using memoirs, military records, regimental, divisional and official war histories as well as (wherever possible) Hitler's own words, this book seeks to reconstruct a period in his life that has been neglected in the literature. It is also the story of a German regiment (16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry, or List Regiment), which fought in all the main battles on the Western Front. As a frontline soldier Hitler began his 'study' of the black art of propaganda; and, as he himself maintained, the List Regiment provided him with his 'university of life'. This is not only an account of the fighting, however. Some of the most profound influences on Hitler occurred on home leave or as a result of official wartime propaganda, which he devoured uncritically. His conversion from passive pathological anti-Semitism began while invalided in Germany in 1916-17. The language of anti-Bolshevik 'Jewish virus' propaganda became Hitler's language, confirmed, as he saw it, by the 'infected' recruits to the List Regiment in 1918. Hitler is here presented less as the product of high-cultural forces than as an avid reader and gullible consumer of state propaganda, which fed his prejudices. He was a 'good soldier' but also a 'true believer' in fact and practice. It is no exaggeration to say that every military decision made by Hitler between 1939 and 1945 was in some way influenced or coloured by his experiences with the List Regiment between 1914 and 1918.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415358545
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Frank Cass Publishers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John F. Williams
Corporal Hitler and the Great War 1914-1918, Paperback (March 2005)
Using memoirs, military records, regimental, divisional and official war histories as well as Hitler's own words, this book seeks to reconstruct a period in Hitler's life that has been neglected in literature. Also a story of the 16th Bavarian Reserve Infantry, or List Regiment. John Williams from University of Sydney, NSW.
Anzacs, Paperback (April 1999)» View all books by John F. Williams
The Anzac Legend is examined here as a media-based phenomenon. Using newspaper reports of the Great War from Australian, British, French, and German sources, John Williams reveals how the media operated during that first experience of total war
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Author Biography - John F. Williams
John Williams is a research fellow in the Dept of Germanic Studies, University of Sydney.
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