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Field postcard from Corporal Hitler to his regimental comrade Karl Lanzhammer, from Munich. Hitler was wounded by shrapnel in October 1916. In December 1916 he had just been discharged from hospital and was then stationed with the reserve battalion in Munich. In the brief text, Hitler reveals some spelling difficulties by writing the German word for immediately, ‘sofort’ with double f – ‘soffort’.

Dear Lanzhammer,

I am now in Munich at the
Ersatz Btl. Currently I am under dental treatment. By the way I will report voluntarily for the field immediately.
Kind regards A. Hitler

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2 Responses

  1. JohnnyT

    Sheesh. Can’t a guy misspell one lousy word? Everybody’s always pickin’ on poor Adi.


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