There Is Actually A Story Behind Hitler’s Mustache – It May Have Saved His Life
Books by Iain King
Adolf Hitler remains as one of the most reviled and recognizable figures in history. His mustache is also probably the most recognizable facial hair in history, so recognizable that no one in their right mind sports that look. However, there is actually a story behind Adolf Hitler’s infamous facial hair.
There are documents that showed that Adolf Hitler preferred having a full mustache bearing a resemblance to the great Prussian leaders. The origin of Hitler’s signature mustache dates all the way back to his days in World War I and came to be as a safety concern. A writer named Alexander Moritz Frey served in the Great War alongside Hitler claimed that his superiors ordered his mustache cut short.
“At that time he looked tall because he was so thin. A full mustache, which had to be trimmed later because of the new gas masks, covered the ugly slit of his mouth.”
– Alexander Moritz Frey
Hitler’s thick mustache was unable to fit into the new gas masks so he cut it short enough to fit it in. Hitler would suffer a gas attack in 1918 which left him temporarily blinded, after his recovery he would learn of Germany’s surrender. His mustache would remain long after the war and to this day have remained an immortal symbol of his evil.