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THE BEER HALL PUTSCH COURSEWORK ASSIGNMENT 2 1.source A is an eyewitness account of the events in the Burgerbrauller on the evening of 8 November 1923. It tells us that at 8:30 in the evening the doors were flung open and steel helmeted men burst through, pushing Maxim guns into the hall. Then Hitler with his revolve went through the crowd and with two shots he demanded quiet and in an instant the silence was absolute. This shows that at the meeting after great calamity Hitler strode through the crowd and got immediate control after his shots, as they wanted to hear what he had to say also this shows us that it was easy for the Nazis to gain control. 2a. Source B is in complete contrast to source A in that source B shows a calm atmosphere with everyone intently listening to Hitler and there is no sign that there is no sign that there had been an uproar as everything seems to be in order in the hall with only one S.A. member in the hall. However in source A describes a completely different atmosphere, as when the many S.A. members stormed the hall there was a big melee with the door being smashed down. ...read more.


This agrees with source G in that there was a march and that they all linked arms. However source G disagrees in that it says that at the first shot Hitler flung himself to the ground where he sprained his arm and then he fled to the mountains. Source H disagrees with source G in that the march was at 11 o'clock and not 12. However the British historian is very objective on if Hitler behaved in a cowardly manner as he suggests that he could have been dragged to the ground or dropped to the ground like an experienced soldier at the sound of fire but the author does not go for one option. Overall I think that source H is the most reliable as it was published in 1970 so the author had time to balance up his evidence and he was not writing for any bias unlike F which was propaganda for the nazis and G that was written by an anti nazi. 5. Source I is a picture of Hitler with Ludendoff. In this picture Hitler is trying to show that he is a great man as he is a friend with the World War 1 hero Lundendoff and also to get more fame across Germany as with this picture being in the newspapers he would get the message of Nazism across Germany. ...read more.


Source E agrees slightly with this as from the speech in the hall it made him join the party but it does not show the impact on Germany and he left the partying 1936. Source F agrees this slightly as the biography would not have been written unless this had an impact on the rest of Germany but it does not show how this impacted Germany. Source G disagrees with this as the book was written as Hitler the pawn which shows that in the SDP the event was not accepted and that he was a coward in it. Source I agrees slightly as from this event it caused the trial that had newspaper coverage that was taken all over Germany but it does not show how this increased the influence of Hitler. Source K disagrees with this as form this Hitler knew that he had to change his tact if he was going to take over Germany and so he would have to take over Germany using politics. From my own knowledge I know that the change in tactics had more of an affect to show the influence as form this they put members in all the different parts of the country and the main thing that influenced the word of Hitler to get across Germany was the wall street crash of 1928 which caused the loans to be recalled and mass unemployment and hyper-inflation. ...read more.

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