Young Hitler: The Making of the Fuhrer


When Adolf Hitler went to war in 1914, he was just 25 years old. It was a time he would later call the ‘most stupendous experience of my life’. That war ended with Hitler in a hospital bed, temporarily blinded by mustard gas. The world that he opened his newly healed eyes on was new and it was terrible: Germany had been defeated, the Kaiser had fled and the army had been resolutely humbled. Hitler never accepted these facts. Out of his fury rose a white-hot hatred, an unquenchable thirst for revenge against the ‘criminals’ who had signed the armistice, against the socialists who he accused of stabbing the army in the back and, most violently, against the Jews – a direct threat to the master race of his imagination – on whose shoulders he would pile all of Germany’s woes. This book seeks the man behind the myth. How did the defining years of Hitler’s life affect his rise to power?

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‘A concise study of one of the most fascinating and evil men in history… Essential for anyone interested in military history’ – Soldier

Millions of words have been spent and misspent on Adolf Hitler. But there remains one aspect as yet insufficiently explored: the impact of the First World War on the man who would go on to indelibly shape the Second.

Hitler fought at First Ypres and he saw something on the battlefields that eluded his fellow soldiers, something that would become the cornerstone of his later life. He saw this war as heroic, noble and natural – the last act of the fittest in the great drama of the human race.

Where did it all start? This is the story of how Hitler became the Fuhrer.

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Weight 0.305 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 2.6 cm






421 , 8 unnumbered of plates




943.086092 (edition:23)


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