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The Last Days of Hitler

Late in 1945, Trevor-Roper was appointed by British Intelligence in Germany to investigate conflicting evidence surrounding Hitler’s final days and to produce a definitive report on his death. The author, who had access to American counterintelligence files and to German prisoners, focuses on the last ten days of Hitler’s life, April 20-29, 1945, in the underground bunker in Berlin—a bizarre and gripping episode punctuated by power play and competition among Hitler’s potential successors.

"From exhaustive research [Trevor-Roper] has put together a carefully documented, irrefutable, and unforgettable reconstruction of the last days in April, 1945."—New Republic

"A book sound in its scholarship, brilliant in its presentation, a delight for historians and laymen alike."—A. J. P. Taylor, New Statesman

288 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 1971, 1978, 1987

History: European History, Military History

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition
Introduction to Third Edition
Preface to Fifth Edition
1. Hitler and his court
2. Hitler in defeat
3. The court in defeat
4. Crisis and decision
5. The siege of the Bunker
6. Et tu Brute
7. The death of Hitler
Note on sources

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