THE UNKNOWN ADOLF HITLER
Battlefield heroism knows
no frontiers. However, it is difficult to identify any whose valour equals that of a WWI (1914 – 1918) volunteer who
at the time was an unknown corporal.
Adolf Hitler saw frontline action at Yser, Ypres, Flanders, Neuve Chapelle, La Bassee, Arras, Artuis, Somme, Fromelles,
Alsace Lorraine, Aillette, Montdidier, Soissons, Rheims, Oise, Marne, Champagne, Vosle, Monchy, and Bapaume.
During those terrible years, the future leader
of the German people displayed exemplary courage in a conflict that involved more than forty battles. He was wounded on
October 5, 1916, and hospitalised for two months. Then he was back at the front until October 15, 1918, when he was hospitalised
again, this time for gas poisoning.
Hitler’s battlefield heroism was the stuff of legends and on a par with that of the Spartans of Thermopylae. Even
Jews, notoriously hostile to the German statesman, were unstinting in their praise. That few people are aware of this is
entirely due to the cowardliness of many palace publishers and media presstitutes.
Their spinelessness is such that they cannot honour their enemy; for thousands
of years a European tradition. Hitler’s wartime record is not a matter of dispute and explains why recognition is
muted, censored or lied about.
ADOLF HITLER THE WARRIOR
“He was a model of coolness and courage in both trench warfare
and assault combat. He was always ready to volunteer for carrying messages in the most difficult and dangerous situations.”
~ Lieutenant Colonel Godin in his official request that Hitler be awarded the Iron Cross 1st Class.
“He was always ready to help out in any
situation, always volunteered for the most difficult and most arduous, and the most dangerous missions, and to risk his life
and wellbeing for the Fatherland. On a human level, I felt closer to him than to any of the other men.” ~ Statement
by Colonel Anton Tubeuf further on the recognition being awarded.
“Hitler inspired all his comrades. His
fearless courage and devotion to duty, particularly in combat impressed them. His qualifications, modesty, and his admirable
sobriety earned him the greatest respect of his comrades and superiors alike.” ~ Great War veteran Colonel Spatny
who commanded the 16th Regiment
wartime record; campaigns, decorations, wounds, periods in hospital and on leave, is fully documented. In addition, there
is evidence to show that he was comradely, level-headed and an unusually brave soldier, and that a number of his commanding
officers singled him out for special mention.” ~ Werner Maser, former head of the Institute of Contemporary History
at the University of Munich, author of the biography Hitler, Legend, Myth, and Reality (Harper and Row, 1971).
“Hitler was quick in mind and body and
had great powers of endurance. His most remarkable qualities were his personal courage and daring which enabled him to face
any combat or perilous situation whatsoever.” ~ (1922) General Friedrich Petz summary of the High Command’s
appreciation of the self-effacing corporal Adolf Hitler.
“Hitler was a courageous and efficient soldier and was always a good comrade.”
~ Joachim Fest, German historian, and journalist.
“The courage and the composure with which
he faced the most deadly fire made him seem invulnerable to his comrades. As long as Hitler is near us, nothing will happen
to us, they kept repeating. It appears that made a deep impression on Hitler and reinforced his belief that he had been charged
with a special mission.” ~ Joachim Fest, German historian, and journalist.
“In the course of the preceding months, he had escaped death on innumerable
occasions. It was as though he had been wearing a good luck charm.” ~ John Toland, historian.
“Corporal Hitler was in all probability one of the German soldiers
who got closest to Paris in 1918.” ~ French Historian, Raymond Cartier.
“Hitler had a fierce courage unmatched by anyone at the time or since.”
~ Sebastian Haffner, the Jewish writer who was fanatically anti-Hitler.
“He was a pleasant and likeable man who took an interest in the welfare of all
his companions.” ~ Karl Hanisch, a Jew who shared lodgings with Hitler.
Karl Hanisch later recalled that his fellow lodger “. . . was neither proud
nor arrogant, and he was always available and willing to help. If someone needed fifty hellers to pay for another night’s
lodging, Hitler would always give whatever he had in his pocket without another thought. On several occasions, I personally
saw him take the initiative and pass the hat for such a collection.”
Their Wehrmacht Was Better Than Our Army
Max Hastings -
The Washington Post
inescapable truth is that Hitler's Wehrmacht was the outstanding fighting force of World War II, one of the greatest in
history. For many years after 1945, this seemed painful to concede publicly ... The Allied leaders invited their ground
troops to fight the Wehrmacht with equipment inferior in every category save artillery and transport. German machine-guns,
mortars, machine-pistols, antitank weapons and armored personnel carriers were all superior to those of Britain and America.
Above all, Germany possessed better tanks ... One of the more absurd propaganda clichés of the war was the image
of the Nazi soldier as an inflexible squarehead. In reality, the German soldier almost invariably showed far greater flexibility
on the battlefield than his Allied counterpart.
Adolf Hitler: My Political Testament (Berlin, 29 April 1945)
1914, when as a volunteer, I made my modest contribution in the World War which was forced upon the Reich, over thirty
years have passed.
In these three decades, only love for my people and loyalty to my people have guided me in
all my thoughts, actions, and life. They gave me the strength to make the most difficult decisions, such as no mortal has
yet had to face. I have exhausted my time, my working energy, and my health in these three decades.
It is untrue that I or anybody else in Germany
wanted war in 1939. It was desired and instigated exclusively by those international statesmen who were either of Jewish
origin or working for Jewish interests. I have made so many offers for the reduction and elimination of armaments, which
posterity cannot explain away for all eternity, that the responsibility for the outbreak of this war cannot rest on me.
Furthermore, I never desired that after the first terrible World War a second war should arise against England or even against
America. Centuries may pass, but out of the ruins of our cities and monuments of art there will arise anew the hatred for
the people who alone are ultimately responsible: International Jewry and its helpers!
As late as three days before the outbreak
of the German-Polish War, I proposed to the British Ambassador in Berlin a solution for the German-Polish problem -- similar
to the problem of the Saar area, under international control. This offer cannot be explained away, either. It was only
rejected because the responsible circles in English politics wanted the war, partly in the expectation of business
advantages, partly driven by propaganda promoted by international Jewry.
But I left no doubt about the fact that
if the peoples of Europe were again only regarded as so many packages of stock shares by these international money
and finance conspirators, then that race, too, which is the truly guilty party in this murderous struggle would
also have to be held to account: the Jews! I further left no doubt that this time we would not permit millions
of European children of Aryan descent to die of hunger, nor millions of grown-up men to suffer death, nor hundreds
of thousands of women and children to be burned and bombed to death in their cities, without the truly guilty
party having to atone for its guilt, even if through more humane means.
After six years
of struggle, which in spite of all reverses will go down in history as the most glorious and most courageous manifestation
of a people's will to live. I cannot separate myself from the city which is the capital of this Reich. Because
our forces are too few to permit any further resistance against the enemy's assaults, and because individual resistance
is rendered valueless by blinded and characterless scoundrels, I desire to share the fate that millions of others
have taken upon themselves, in that I shall remain in this city. Furthermore, I do not want to fall into the hands of
enemies who for the delectation of the hate-riddled masses require a new spectacle promoted by the Jews.
I have therefore
resolved to remain in Berlin and there to choose death of my own will at the very moment when, as I believe, the
seat of the Fuehrer and Chancellor can no longer be defended. I die with a joyful heart in the awareness the immeasurable
deeds and achievements of our soldiers at the front, of our women at home, the achievements of our peasants and
workers, and the contribution, unique in history, of our youth, which bears my name.
It goes without saying
that I thank them all from the bottom of my heart and that it is also my desire that in spite of everything they
should not give up the struggle, but continue fighting wherever they may be, faithful to the great Clausewitz,
against the enemies of the Fatherland. From the sacrifices of our soldiers and from my own comradeship with them,
there will come in one way or another into German history the seed of a brilliant renaissance of the National Socialist
movement and thus the realization of a true national community.
Many very brave men and women have resolved to link
their lives to mine to the very end. I have requested them, and finally ordered them, not to do so, but instead
to take part in the continuing struggle of the nation. I ask the commanders of the army, navy, and air force to
strengthen by all possible means the spirit of resistance of our soldiers in the spirit of National Socialism,
emphasizing especially that I too, as founder and creator of this movement, have preferred death to cowardly flight
or even capitulation.
it be one day a part of the code of honor; as it is already in the navy, that the surrender of an area or of a
town is impossible, and above all in this respect the leaders should give a shining example of faithful devotion
to duty unto death.
Several brave men have joined me by their own free will and do not wish to leave the capital of the Reich
under any circumstances, but on the contrary are willing to perish with me here. Yet I must ask them to obey my
request, and in this instance place the interests of the nation above their own feelings.
Through their work and loyalty
they will remain just as close to me as companions after my death, just as I hope that my spirit will remain amongst
them and will always accompany them. Let them be hard, but never unjust; above all, let them never allow fear to
counsel their actions, but may they place the honor of the nation above everything on this earth. Finally, may
they be conscious of the fact that our task of building a National Socialist state represents the labor of the
coming centuries, and this places every single person under an obligation always to serve the common interest
and to subordinate his own interests. I demand of all Germans, all National Socialists, men and women and all
soldiers of the Armed Forces, that they remain faithful and obedient to the new government and to their President
Above all, I charge the leadership of the nation and their followers with the strict observance of the
racial laws and with merciless resistance against the universal poisoners of all peoples, international Jewry.
Berlin, 29 April 1945, 4 AM.
Dr. JOSEPH GOEBBELS