The Death of Hitler: 1 of 3: The Final Word on the Ultimate Cold Case: The Search for Hitler’s Body

Sep 15, 2018, 01:09 AM


(Photo:English: British and Russian soldiers on the balcony of the ruined Chancellery in Berlin, 5 July 1945.

British and Russian soldiers on the balcony of the Chancellery, the spot from which Hitler made many of his speeches.

Dátum 1939 és 1945 között


IWMLondonThumbnail.jpg This is photograph BU 8635 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg

Szerző No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Malindine E G (Capt)


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This image was created and released by the Imperial War Museum on the IWM Non Commercial Licence. This image was catalogued as taken by the Army Film and Photographic Unit (AFPU) which operated between 1942—1946.[1] The AFPU was composed of members of the forces during their active service, so their works are covered by Crown Copyright provisions. Faithful reproductions may be reused under that licence, which is considered expired 50 years after their creation.

Part of War Office Second World War Official Collection


Associated people and organisations

British Army

Associated places

Berlin, Germany

Associated events

Battle of Berlin 1945, Germany, Second World War, Allied Occupation of Germany 1945-1949, Cold War

Associated themes

British Army 1939-1945, German Home Front 1939-1945

Associated keywords

Destruction, Bomb Damage, Architecture )

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The Death of Hitler:  1 of 3: The Final Word on the Ultimate Cold Case: The Search for Hitler’s Body

'Fascinating... Orchestrated like a spy novel... an edge-of-your-seat tale of Adolf Hitler's last days' Journal du Dimanche

A dramatic and revelatory new account of the final days in Hitler's bunker, based on new access to Soviet state, military and FSB archives and cutting-edge forensics.

On 30 April 1945, Hitler committed suicide in his bunker as the Red Army closed in on Berlin. Within four days the Soviets had recovered his body. But the truth about what the Russian secret services found was hidden from history when, three months later, Stalin officially declared to Churchill and Truman that Hitler was still alive and had escaped abroad. Doubts began to spread like gangrene and continue, even today, to feed wild fantasies about what really happened to him.

In 2017, after two years of painstaking negotiations with the Russian authorities, award-winning investigative journalists Jean-Christophe Brisard and Lana Parshina gained access to confidential Soviet files that finally revealed the truth about the incredible hunt for Hitler's body.

Their investigation includes new eyewitness accounts of Hitler's final days, exclusive photographic evidence and interrogation records, and exhaustive research into the absurd power struggle that ensued between the Soviet, British and American intelligence agencies. And for the first time since the end of the Second World War, authorised cutting-edge forensic tests are carried out on the human remains recovered from the bunker - a piece of skull with traces of the lethal bullet; a fragment of jaw bone and teeth.

In this fascinating investigation as thrilling as any spy novel, Brisard and Parshina debunk all previous conspiracy theories about the death of the Führer. With breathtaking precision and immediacy, they penetrate one of the most powerful and controversial secret services on earth to take us inside the final hours of Hitler's bunker - and solve the most notorious cold case in history.