A Light Luncheon with the Fuhrer

The sound was like a tide pushing everything before it, remembers Richard Helms. He had never heard anything like it before, nor has he in the 53 years since Sept. 13, l936.

By some strange fate Helms rode in the car just behind Adolf Hitler's that day in Nuremberg. Helms would later become director of the Central Intelligence Agency, but then he was a 23-year-old United Press reporter lucky enough to get a glimpse of history being forged. For 20 minutes, Hitler stood beside his SS chauffeur in his special Mercedes-Benz, engulfed in the frightening adoration that he ignited. Hitler's car...

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