Just months prior to the start of the Second World War, this anonymous correspondent asked, "Is Hitler a strategic genius?" For much of the following year many of Europe's anointed would find themselves asking much the same question; but this reporter was not impressed with the man one jot and wished his readers to keep in mind that throughout the slaughterous environment provided by the Entente Powers just twenty years earlier, Hitler was entirely unable to rise above the rank of corporal - in spite of the fact that sergeants were being killed around him every day. During the war, his general staff would joke privately among themselves about this.
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A Trivial Fact About Hitler
Read about the earliest post-war sightings of Hitler: 1945-1955
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