Saturday 06 May 1995
How exactly did Hitler die? This book offers a detailed account of his final hours and solves the mystery of his missing bones. On a visit to a Kremlin archive, the Russian journalist Ada Petrova discovered by chance that the Fhrer's remains had been secretly preserved. Together with personal memorabilia from the bunker, including Hitler's tattered uniform and over 40 of his watercolours, she found his skull and six files containing previously unpublished records made by the Soviets at the time. Peter Watson's narrative is both readable and plausible, but from a literary viewpoint no book on the subject will ever match Hugh Trevor-Roper's 1947 classic, The Last Days of Hitler.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Renee Zellweger on plastic surgery reports: 'I'm living a fulfilling life and I'm thrilled that perhaps it shows'
- 2 Disney announces new female-led film Moana
- 3 Banksy not arrested: Internet duped by fake report claiming artist's identity revealed
- 4 Australian café owner sparks debate after saying 'No' to having unruly children on premises
- 5 Video: Boxer Vido Loncar brutally assaults referee following defeat
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991 with most Brits wanting to stay in'