The Bier Garten-1934

The Bier Garten – 1934

By Keith Magee


The Little Corporal”…. “The Paper Hanger”… “The Devil”. 

The late 30’s knew Adolph Hitler by all three monikers.  But before that… in the early to mid 30’s Hitler was a feisty man preaching rebellion, nationalism, and distrust from his homeland in German Bavaria.  An area famous for mountains, clean air, and heady beer— many of Hitler’s formative political days were spent rousing the populace over a pint.  A people embittered by the defeat of WWI and the resulting Treaty of Versailles, the Germans of the area took to his fervor perhaps under the influence of too much “Umpha” music and hops.  Here we see the cocky and bemused politician in his mid-rise to power, wearing his trademark “brown shirt” garb, strolling from an afternoon of local bravado.  He has a smile on his lips, and madness in his heart.


About the Author

About Keith Magee (KFMagee)

After a hiatus of several years following the sale of my hobby shop (Hobby Annex in Dallas, TX), I am ready to build again... I love dioramas, with a focus on WW2 and tend to spend a lot of time documenting my work... any questions, just let me know! - Keith


Very nice job. I really like the complete story you have embraced with one simple figure. Well done. I like the base and how it echos the strong stone feel of the patio. Well done.
APR 06, 2003 - 02:12 PM
Sorry the photos came out so "grainy"... i did the opening shot in a B/W Grain effect on purpose, to make it look like a documentary photo, but did a terrible job on the rest.... thanks to TinCan for doing a nice salvage job with what little I gave him to work with... but ... just today i went out a bought a new 4MegPix Kodak camera... better photos are coming! Thanks TinCan!
APR 06, 2003 - 06:34 PM
Great Job Keith Really good article of a nice story. I also like the fig great show
APR 07, 2003 - 12:38 AM
No problem Keith. If you send me more pics I'll try and get them swapped out with what's in the article if you want.
APR 07, 2003 - 12:57 AM
one figure but a very nice scene and story..congrats and thank you
APR 07, 2003 - 01:13 AM
Bryan, thanks for this wonderful job !! Danny
APR 07, 2003 - 01:18 AM
Keith, GREAT work. Just one thing, by 1934 Hitler was already in power and had also managed to purge any rivals (the SA). He certainly would not have been hanging around Bavarian Biergartens by this point. Maybe it would have been better to have titled it "Der Bier Garten 1924" (or maybe 1928). Just some anachronistic insight.
MAR 02, 2005 - 07:14 AM
Just as good is the Profile picture of Mr Mcgee and his son. Looks like they just got arrested and assuming the pose for a body search
MAR 02, 2005 - 07:17 AM