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Erich Kempka: Driving Hitler and his Limousines

by Robert Klara One of the reasons why we know so much about the perilous and sinister world of Hitler’s hierarchy is because so many of its members spent time documenting it. Propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels kept a diary during

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Posted in Contemporary History, Military History

Who really were the Mitford sisters?

Mitford Sisters

by Laura Thompson Take six girls, all of them rampant individualists, and let them loose upon one of the most politically explosive periods in history. This is the story of the Mitford sisters. It is like a social experiment, the

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Posted in Military History, Modern History

The Haunting Letters of Heinrich Himmler During His Final Days

Letters of Heinrich Himmler

Edited and with Commentary by Katrin Himmler and Michael Wildt The Letters of Heinrich Himmler The letters of Heinrich Himmler to his wife, Marga —published for the first time in English, along with her responses— combine to constitute a comprehensive

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Unity Mitford: When Hitler Took Cocaine

When Hitler Took Cocaine, The History Reader

by Giles Milton In the summer of 2012, a cache of extraordinary medical documents came to light in America. They included the records of Dr Theodor Morell, personal physician to Adolf Hitler, and notes written by four other doctors who

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