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Hitler commits suicide

30th April 1945

Nazi leader Adolf Hitler commits suicide. Before beginning his assault on Europe, Hitler had assured his followers that the Third Reich would last 1,000 years. Twelve years later, in the closing weeks of the Allied liberation, Hitler retreated into a bunker beneath the Chancellery as his empire collapsed. One day after he married his mistress, Eva Braun, Hitler and his new bride committed suicide by swallowing cyanide capsules.

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Hitler's Last Days: An Eye-witness account
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by Gerhardt Boldt

In the last months of the Second World War, Gerhardt Boldt, a young cavalry officer serving on the Russian Front, found himself seconded to Gehlen's military intelligence staff in Berlin. Summoned to daily briefing session with the F├╝hrer, his Generals and closest associates - in particular Bormann, Goering and Goebbels… Read more...

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