By September 1914 Hitler had received two weeks rudimentary army training in Munich, He certainly had touched a gun for the first time here and was eager to fight. Now in October Private Hitler was awaiting his first battle.
During WWI Hitler served in the 6th Bavarian Reserve Division from 1914-1918, Hitler was a private or soldat in a platoon from 1st Company during 1914; serving with the 16th Reserve Infantry Regiment - RIR 16 or the "List Regiment". RIR 16 was one of 400 regiments in the 6th Bavarian Reserve Division.
|Notice how Hitler is comfortable|
yet always is sat to the corner
somewhat aloof from the group
The battle which caused Hitlers Regiment to lose three in four soldiers to death or hospital also First Ypres saw 350 deaths the first day in Ghevelt, it was decimated literally the next day also. By the Christmas Truce Hitler had won an Iron Cross for saving a CO from fire and swapped jobs to a much safer position: That of a regimental runner. I doubt he used his rifle ever again.
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Written by Brady fair. S.