Written by: James W. Huston Published: November 10, 2015
Today November 9th, marks the anniversary of Hitler‚Äôs famous Beer Hall Putsch (coup) in 1923. It was on this date, that the thirty-four year old Hitler took over the B√ľrgerbr√§ukeller, a massive beer hall, and marched on Munich to take over Bavaria. Mussolini had marched on Rome and established himself as Il Duce the year before. Hitler hoped to emulate him.
He stood on a chair in the B√ľrgerbr√§ukeller and fired his revolver into the air. He screamed for those present to rally to him. He had his Brownshirts, the SA, bar the doors from the outside until everyone was with him. Six hundred men were inside the beer hall, and thousands of Brownshirts stood outside. Hitler declared, ‚ÄúOne last thing I can tell you. Either the German revolution begins tonight or we will all be dead by dawn!‚ÄĚ
The crowd roared, the doors were opened, and the march began to the center of town, joined by the Brownshirts. Two thousand men marched on Munich behind Hitler, Hess and G√∂ring. The coup was on!