Monday, April 27, 2009

Hitler I - - Meldeganger.

This is coolbert:‭

Hitler does not smoke, Hitler does not drink, Hitler does not wench - - what do you do Hitler!!?? - - Bert.

"Hitler,‭ ‬much as we would like him to have been a coward and a shirker,‭ ‬was in fact‭ ‬ ‬a very good‭ soldier.‭ ‬He remained calm under fire,‭ ‬showed respect to his superiors and never questioned his orders.‭ ‬Whilst casualties mounted and morale fell away,‭ ‬Hitler unstintingly carried on with his duty.‭"

"Hitler's First World War career as a soldier was not only unusual but,‭ ‬as unpalatable as it may be,‭ ‬commendable‭.‭ ‬Not once did he shirk or shy away from danger.‭ ‬His bravery won him numerous citations and awards,‭ ‬including the Iron Cross First Class‭"

"‬Hitler entered the dugout‭ ‬.‭ ‬.‭ ‬.‭ ‬I saw him for the first time in my life‭ ‬.‭ ‬.‭ ‬.‭ ‬In the deep eye sockets stuck two penetrating,‭ ‬dark eyes.‭ ‬I especially noticed them at the time.‭ His mustache was strong and not well groomed‭‬.‭ ‬Forehead and facial expression betrayed high intelligence.‭" ‬-‭ ‬-‭ ‬Balthaier Brandmayer,‭ ‬who served in the same courier squad from‭ ‬1915‭ ‬to‭ ‬1918‭"

‭Here from the web article:

"‬A Slow Fuse‭ ‬-‭ ‬Hitler's World War One Experience‭"

Adolph Hitler was ‬NOT‭ ‬an outstanding soldier,‭ ‬but rather able,‭ ‬competent,‭ ‬motivated,‭ ‬displaying a surprising amount of courage in a dangerous situation‭! ‬This is undeniable‭? ‬A‭ meldeganger‭‬,‭ ‬a dispatch runner,‭ ‬roving around the battlefield,‭ ‬constantly exposed to danger and the possibility of death‭!

It is worth noting that Hitler,‭ ‬as an enlisted man,‭ ‬regardless of his competency and motivation,‭ WAS NOT FELT TO BE SUITABLE OFFICER MATERIAL.‭ ‬HIS SUPERIORS FELT THE MAN WAS TOO MENTALLY UNSTABLE‭!!

Regarding the war record‭ [‬WW1‭] ‬of Adolph Hitler:

1.‭ ‬Hitler saw extensive combat during a period of four years. Combat involving some of the most hard fought battles of World War One [WW1]:

‭* ‬First Ypres.‭ [‬pronounced‭ "‬eep‭" ‬as in‭ "‬sheep‭"]
* Somme‭ [‬1916‭]‬.
‭* ‬The great German offensives of‭ ‬1918.‭ [‬Michael,‭ ‬Blucher,‭ ‬Georgette‭]

That Hitler was able to survive four years of front line duty is surprising‭? ‬The casualty rate among‭ "‬runners‭" [Meldeganger‭] ‬was quite high‭? ‬HITLER THE YOUNG SOLDIER WAS NOT A MAN TO SHIRK HIS DUTIES‭‬.

2.‭ ‬Hitler soldiered in a consistently brave and even heroic manner,‭ ‬respected by his peers.‭ ‬Was decorated for courage under fire‭! Decorations to include:

‭* ‬Iron Cross‭ ‬1st Class.

* Military Cross‭ ‬3rd Class with Swords.

"In the art of soldiering,‭ ‬Hitler was a consummate professional,‭ ‬and this gained him‭ ‬a great amount of respect‭ with his comrades‭ ‬.‭ ‬.‭ ‬.‭ ‬Hitler's survival against suicidal odds gave him a certain mystique in the eyes of his comrades.‭"

3.‭ ‬Hitler suffered wounding on two occasions. Upon recovering, returned to front-line duty even when ‭ NOT being required to do so. Wounding to include:

* "a severe wound to the leg resulting from a shell blast‭"

* "an injury [from] a gas attack.‭ ‬Temporary blindness"‭ [‬probably from a mustard gas attack‭]

4.‭ ‬Hitler did‭ ‬NOT‭ ‬behave as the normal soldier,‭ ‬whether in combat or time of lulls in the action.‭ ‬His comportment was‭ UNUSUAL‭‬,‭ ‬this coming to the attention of his‭ kamaraden‭!

‭* "‬He refuses to accept safer jobs‭"

* "He is too proud to share his buddies‭' ‬packages,‭ ‬and refuses a‭ ‬10-mark Christmas gift from mess hall funds.‭"

* "Hitler reads history and the philosopher Schopenhauer again and again."

[Otto Dix carried his basic Nietzsche with him during this four years of combat duty.‭ ‬Again,‭ ‬Hitler was a Dix without the basic artistic talent‭?]

* "He refused to behave like a normal soldier,‭ ‬in that he never requested leave and refrained from entering into bawdy talk concerning the local girls‭ ‬.‭ ‬.‭ ‬."

* "he'd pontificate upon the evils of smoking and drinking‭ ‬.‭ ‬.‭ ‬."

5.‭ Even while on the front-line, continues with the artistic aspirations! ‬Drawing,‭ ‬painting,‭ ‬sketching.‭ ‬An Otto Dix without the talent‭?

* "He draws paintings of ruined villages in watercolors and actually paints a building,‭ ‬doing the officers‭' ‬mess in a villa in bright blue.‭"

* "Hitler paints egg briquettes with calcium and place them in the regimental commander's garden,‭ ‬spelling out‭ '‬Happy Easter‭ ‬1917.‭'"

* "His‭ greatest pleasures‭ ‬were to either paint trench scenes or spend time eating bread piled high with jam.‭"

* "drawing cartoon sketches on postcards of the comical moments of war.‭"


‭* ‬It has often been thought that the family line of Heidler/Hitler/Schicklgruber had a long history of mental instability,‭ ‬enfeeblement,‭ ‬and derangement‭? ‬Even at an early stage of his life,‭ ‬Adolph Hitler displayed certain characteristics that caused his fellow troops and commanders to question his mental faculties‭?

* Hitler was found‭ [‬1914‭] ‬to be physically unfit for military service with the Austro-Hungarian army,‭ ‬but only a few months later‭ [‬1914‭] ‬was considered fit enough to be enlisted as a member of the Bavarian regiment‭? ‬Tubercular was the diagnosis for rejection by the Austrians‭? ‬Hitler either had tuberculosis or was highly susceptible to same‭?‬ Tubercular from the vagabond,‭ ‬aimless,‭ ‬hobo‭ [‬today he would be called a‭ “‬homeless‭”‬ person‭]‬,‭ ‬stumble-his-way-through-existence type of lifestyle that Adolph led during his Vienna sojourn‭?

[members of the Bavarian regiment had to swear personal fealty and‭ ‬allegiance to King Ludwig‭! ‬Hitler did have a long-lasting and strong attachment to Vienna,‭ ‬Bavaria,‭ ‬Munich,‭ ‬the entire southern part of Germany‭!]

* Hitler‭ - - ‬was a prim,‭ ‬self-opinionated,‭ ‬prig of a man‭? ‬A real stick-in-the-mud‭! ‬Might have been respected by his front line comrades,‭ ‬but‭ NOT‭ necessarily liked‭! ‬Tolerated,‭ ‬but‭ ‬NOT‭ someone you would have a warm friendship with.‭ NORMALLY,‭ ‬A SOLDIER WHO CONSTANTLY LECTURES AND ADMONISHES HIS FELLOW TROOPS IS NOT A LIKED PERSON‭!!

* Much has been made of Hitler‭’‬s artistic ambitions and the abject delusion he is reported to have felt after his rejection by the Vienna Academy of Arts‭? “‬If only‭ ‬-‭ ‬-‭ ‬if only‭”‬ -‭ ‬-‭ ‬it is suggested,‭ ‬that Hitler had found a place,‭ ‬been accepted,‭ ‬as an art student,‭ ‬his grandiose and warped political ambitions might never have developed or found fruition.‭ [‬to be honest,‭ ‬Hitler did have only a very limited and modest degree of artistic skill,‭ ‬nothing beyond that‭!] ‬Indeed, persons who did possess a more marked and polished artistic ability,‭ ‬such as Albert Speer,‭ WERE ADMIRED‭ ‬by Hitler.

Hitler, while still a young man, WANTED DESPERATELY TO SHOW THE WHOLE WORLD THAT HE WAS SOMEBODY!! AND SAW MILITARY SERVICE AND FRONT-LINE DUTY DURING WARTIME TO "SHOW" EVERYONE WHAT HE WAS MADE OF. A mediocre student, a man of relative "poor" physical condition, but always aspiring to "greatness", saw war as a means to an end?


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