First off I am going to talk about Hitler’s service in world war one. While Hitler served in world war one he had some of the best luck nearly every attack he was involved in Hitler would always somehow escape. In one of his first engagements 2500 of the 3000 men in Hitler’s unit where either killed or missing and somehow Hitler managed to escape with no scratches. During his service Hitler served as a dispatch runner bringing message from the command post to the front lines. During one of his message runs on October 7 1916 Hitler was wounded by shell fragmentation and was sent back to Germany to be hospitalized. After recovery Hitler decided to go sightseeing in Germany while he was there he saw that there was a wide-spread anti-war attitude throughout the population and there he blamed the Jews for the lack of support of the war efforts.
After being away from the frontlines for 2 years Hitler grew restless and requested to be back in the frontlines. While he was back moral of the German army was low because of the tide of change in the war. Now that Germany was failing in its war effort he would sulk in a corner and occasionally burst out in rages blaming the Jews for Germanys fall in the war efforts, and in 1919 Hitler was transferred out of the frontlines to a headquarters unit where he became an informant notifying officials of people he suspected of being Marxist, impressed by his Anti Semitic outburst his commanders gave him the duty of lecturing returning German POWs of the dangers of communism and pacifism as well as democracy and disobedience, where he also delivered Anti Semantic remarks on the Jews which were well received by the returning soldiers looking for someone to blame for their misfortune. His commander took note of his ability to speak to crowds and was named a born public speaker in official military reports, and he was delighted to find out his ability to deliver speeches and persuade others to his point of view.
Secondly I am going to discuss Hitler’s involvement in the German Workers Party. Hitler was ordered to investigate a small group in Munich called the German Workers Party. While in attendance at this meeting Hitler listened to the first speech and got up to leave when a young man stood up and spoke on how Bavaria should separate from Germany and form a new southern state with Austria. Enraged by this statement Hitler stopped and began giving an enraged speech for 15 min uninterrupted and while he was doing this one of the founders of the group Arthur Drexler was reportedly said to have leaned over to another member and said that he had the gift of gab and that they could use him. A few days later while Hitler was back in the barracks he received a postcard from the party saying he was accepted into the party and that he was invited to the next annual committee meeting. Hitler still unsure if he wanted to join the party went to the committee meeting and decided that he would become a part of this party.