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The Last Days of Hitler by Hugh Trevor-Roper
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Apr 30, 2009

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Very much a product of its day, written in 1946 by the British intelligence officer Hugh Trevor-Roper. I thought it an interesting book, full of insights both into Germany and how the Allies, particularly Britain, thought of the Nazis. What is striking is not how evil they all were, but how banal the end was. The author spends one, dry and unemotional, paragraph on the actual deaths of Hitler and Eva Braun.

The other striking thing is how much power Hitler still retained over the entire country when it was cut in two and the Russians were at their throat and he was basically trapped in the Bunker. History can be truly bizarre.

Actually read this book in late April, finished it on April 29.


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