Where was Adolf Hitler? He had not been seen or heard since July 21. Last week for the first time ever, he failed to address the Reich on the anniversary of his Munich Beer Hall Putsch.

Rumor swirled across Europe: Hitler was in the latter phases of paranoia. He had been seriously injured in last summer's bomb plot. He had been partially paralyzed by an apoplectic stroke. He had undergone a throat operation. He was under the care of four doctors, including a brain specialist. On his physician's advice, he had retired to Berchtesgaden. He had been deposed by Gestapoboss...

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