Weber, Thomas, 1974-

Hitler's first war : Adolf Hitler, the men of the List Regiment, and the First World War / Thomas Weber. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010, ©2010. - xvi, 450 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-433) and index.

Pt.1. A Crowd in Odeonsplatz: I August-20 October 1914 -- Baptism of Fire: 21 October-Early November 1914 -- Two Tales of One Christmas: Early November 1914-31 December 1914 -- Dreams of a New World: I January-May 1915 -- Of Front-Line Soldiers and 'Rear Area Pigs': May 1915-31 December 1915 -- Occupation: January-July 1916 -- Collapse: July-October 1916 -- In the Shadow of the Somme: October 1916-13 July 1917 -- Blinded: August 1917-II November 1918 -- Pt.2. Revolution: II November 1918-Early 1919 -- Hitler's Kampf against the List Veterans: Early 1919-1933 -- Private Hitler's Reich: 1933-1939 -- Hitler's Second War

In "Hitler's First War," award-winning author Thomas Weber delivers a master work of history--a major revision of our understanding of Hitler's life. Weber paints a group portrait of the List Regiment, Hitler's unit during World War I, to rewrite the story of his military service while offering a profound challenge to the idea that World War I served as the perfect crucible for Hitler's subsequent rise.

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Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945.


Germany. Heer. Bayerisches Reserve-Infanterie-Regiment 16 --Biography.


Heads of state--Germany--Biography.
Soldiers--Germany--Biography.
World War, 1914-1918--Biography.

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