HITLER AND HIS RISE TO POWER
By: Joshua Paredes
Hitlers WW1 Service
When WW1 began Hitler was patriotic about his country and enlisted in the army. Less than 2 months of training Hitler was sent to fight in the war. Hitler saw his first taste of combat near Ypres fighting against the British and Belgians. Hitler escaped death many times and was awarded two Iron Crosses for bravery. He rose to the rank of lance corporal but no further. In October 1916 he was wounded by an enemy shell and evacuated to a Berlin are hospital. after surviving and serving for four years in the trenches he was temporarily blinded by a mustard gas attack in Belgium in 1918.
Treaty Of Versailles
Germany had lost WW1. So the leaders of the world signed a treaty stating that Germany was to blame for the war. In the treaty that they were forced to sign it stated that they were to blame for the war and that they has to pay the leaders of the country money in which they had lost during WW. The leaders of the world created an organisation call the League Of Nations which they changed later on to the United Nations, Germany was not allowed to join.
Hitler Sent To LandsBerg Jail
In Germany Hitler was sentenced to five years imprisonment for high treason. In the early 1920s Hitler's Nazi Party gained votes from people who agreed with the beliefs of Hitler which were Hatred for the German democratic government, leftist politics, and the hatred of Jews. After Germany resumed payment to Britain and France the Nzai Party launched the "Beer Hall Putsch" their first attempt at seizing control of Germany. They failed and Hitler was sentenced to five years imprisonment for high treason. While in prison Hitler wrote a biography about himself. After nine months of imprisonment Hitler was released due to political pressure by the Nazi Party.
Hitlers Rise To Power
During the next few years hitler reorganised the Nazi Party as a fanatical mass movement that was able to gain a majority in the German parliament. In the same year, President Paul von Hindenburg beat a presidential bid by Hitler, but in January 1933 he appointed chancellor hoping that the powerful Nazi Leader could be brought to heel as a member of the presidents cabinet. Unfortunately Hindenburg underestimated Hitler as his first act as chancellor was burning of the Reichstag building as a pretext for calling general election. Some of the Police was under the Nzai Party and were sent to oppress the opositions of the Nzai Party causing them to win. Hindenburg died and Hitler was left in charge of a nation intent on war and genocide.
Hitler's attack on Poland in 1939 started WW2 and by 1941 Germany occupied much of Europe and North Africa. the tide of the war turned following an invasion of Russian and the U.S. entry into battle and Hitler killed himself shortly before Germany's defeat in 1939 started World War II, and by 1941 Germany occupied much of Europe and North Africa. The tide of the war turned following an invasion of Russian and the U.S. entry into battle, and Hitler killed himself shortly before Germany’s defeat.