THE SOLDIER
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8: Early Months
9: A Born Soldier
10: War Not Peace
Slaughter & Honor
12: Hate & Defeat
13: Revolution
14: A Star Pupil
15: Helping Hands

Part III.

This Part ("pages" 8 to 15) describes the horrors and waste of WWI  while, at the same time, placing Hitler within the action by using historical records, Hitler's own words and those of fellow soldiers and friends. These five-and-a-half years of Hitler's life are usually glossed over by most historians. Yet, he was made into what every upper class citizen would like to see every solider become who is protecting their way of life--a brave, resolute, determined, patriotic and loyal subordinate. When one understands what Hitler, and millions of other unknowns like him experienced during WWI, one can better understand why WWII and its horrors occurred.

This Part (pages 8-15), with all supplementary links, is equivalent to about 172 book pages.
The narrative follows a chronological order (1914-1920) and is best read in sequence.

Access to footnotes (designated by an *) can be found at the top and bottom of each page.
Two ** indicate additional information.