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A dramatic and revelatory new account of the final days in Hitler's bunker, based on new access to previously unseen Soviet archives, previously unseen materials and cutting edge forensics.

After two years of nonstop negotiations with the Russian authorities, Jean-Christophe Brisard and Lana Parshina were granted access to secret files detailing the Soviets' incredible hunt to recover Hitler's body: the layout of the bunker, plans for escaping, eyewitness accounts of the Führer's final days, and human remains - a bit of skull with traces of the lethal bullet and a fragment of jaw bone. 

For the first time, the skull, teeth and other elements were analysed by a medical examiner with cutting-edge forensics equipment. The authors use these never-before-seen documents and research to reconstruct the events in fascinating new detail.

©2018 Jean-Christophe Brisard, Lana Parshina and Shaun Whiteside (P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

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Brilliant

I loved this book. Great performance that totally pulls you in to how the researched and investigated the ultimate mystery of the 2nd war. Yes there are still frustrating gaps in our knowledge by the end but the big questions are answered.

If you enjoy forensic investigations and stories about how things are found out you'll love this. If you want a pure dramatisation of Hitler's last days or a thriller a la Dan Brown, this one's probably not for you.

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Fantastic and gripping bookshelf

A must listen for anyone interested in the Hitler history, fantastic reading of the book gripped me all the way through to the end

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Not much about Hitler more about the process

Not much about Hitler but more about the process of how the authors came to their conclusion. It is an archive mystery more than the death of Hitler. Very disappointed

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