Hitler photos taken by British spy made public

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May 25, 2007 04:12

Photographs of Adolf Hitler taken by a British spy just before the outbreak of World War II have been made public for the first time. The pictures show the Nazi leader arriving at a concert dressed in tails, receiving flowers from two girls at a music festival and getting out of a black convertible. Charles Turner, a composer recruited as a spy, told his children that he took the photos at the Wagner Festival in Bayreuth, Germany, in 1939, after using the love of music he shared with Hitler to gain access to the dictator's inner circle, his son David Turner said. "The miraculous happened. My father was invited to join Hitler's entourage for the day, Wednesday, July 26. He was given carte blanche permission to photograph the fuehrer," Turner said. The composer was one of the last Englishmen to speak to the dictator before Nazi forces invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939, his son said.


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