Adolf Hitler, having one year earlier avoided being drafted into Austrian Army service in Linz, wrote a letter on August 3rd, 1914 to the Bavarian King Ludwig III, asking permission to volunteer for German (Bavarian) Army service in the newly started war. His application was granted and on August 16 he entered the Bavarian Army for basic military training. After that he entered Das bayerische Reserve-
Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 16, also known as Regiment List after it's commander.
In this photograph Adolf Hitler is seen with two of his regimental comrades, from left to right Ernst Schmidt, Max Amann and Hitler with the dog Fuchsl. Probably taken in 1915 or later since Hitler is sporting his EK-II ribbon on his uniform. He recieved this award on December 2nd, 1914 and the background of the three comrades seems more like it's spring. Maybe someone knows of an exact date/description for this photograph?
Ernst Schmidt, Max Amann & Adolf Hitler
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