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Der Fuehrer’s fate: Old-time radio listening, 1 May

Der Fuehrer's death whips around the world and produces a least likely (and extremely temporary) successor . . . (Photo: Unknown.)

Der Fuehrer‘s death whips around the world and produces a least likely (and extremely temporary) successor . . . (Photo: Unknown.)

1945—“I have never wished a man dead,” Clarence Darrow once mused, “but I have read a great many obituaries with a great deal of pleasure.”

The world today may make an exception to Darrow’s first phrase, while obeying the second to the letter: Adolf Hitler’s death, believed to have occurred 30 April, is reported just over four months after der Fuehrer’s own final known radio broadcast.

The First Bulletin (BBC)—Stuart Hibberd reports.

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