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1 Apr 1924
  • Adolf Hitler was sentenced to 5 years in prison for his participation in the Beer Hall Putsch; he would be released after only 9 months. ww2dbase [Adolf Hitler | CPC]
  • Canada established its own air force. The Royal Canadian Air Force began its existence with just 68 officers and 307 airmen. Its role was specified as mapping, flying treaty money to native Canadians, hunting smugglers and illegal immigrants, and carrying mail and injured persons. ww2dbase [AC]
  • Settsu began its conversion into a target ship. One of her boiler rooms and her center funnel would be removed, and her armor was to be thickened to absorb more hits. ww2dbase [Settsu | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 1 Apr 1924
Hitler, Ludendorff, and other defendants after failed coup, Munich, Bavaria, Germany, 1 Apr 1924

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Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
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"We no longer demand anything, we want war."

Joachim von Ribbentrop, German Foreign Minister, Aug 1939