The Munich Putsch, 9th November 1923

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What happened?

  • Gustav Kahr (leader of the Bavarian government) had been speaking for 30 minutes in a beer hall in Munich when there was movement in the audience...
  • The SA marched in causing Kahr to stop talking...
  • Hitler came in after the SA so he had everyone's attention. He got up on the platform and explained what was happening...
  • Hitler went into a seperate room to try to convince Ludendorff and 3 other men to join the Putsch. He tried everything, but eventually he had to go and talk to the audience.
  • He pretended that he had the support of Kahr and the 3 others hoping that they would come out and agree...
  • All 4 men spoke, confirming that what Hitler said was true; they were supporting the Putsch. 
  • Hitler then let Kahr and his colleages go after the talk in the Beer Hall, while he…

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