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_Lewis Wyndham:The Hitler Cult.1939._                                                                                  

"Therefore he (Hitler) will perform the great final deed" (it was Rudolf 
Hess speaking)" instead of drinking his power tothe [sic] dregs, he will 
lay down and stand aside." In "this last sentence is the whole of Hitler," 
his historian affirms, "with his uncomprehended and unfilled longing for 
a carefree private life."

If this is true (and it has a sentimental smell to me) it accounts for 
Hitler calling himself a "sleep-walker,"and feeling like one.

Lewis Wyndham: The Hitler Cult. 1939 .pp. 80.81.

Herr Hitler is an excellent clown, it appears. I mean, he has a "sense 
of humour'." That is really a little compromising.

A story is told how a rather humourless man. Sir Erie Phipps, was sent 
as ambassedor to Berlin, because it was thought by His Majesty's Government, 
seeing how little appreciation the Germans have of fun,  this would be a 
tactful choice. In fact what happened -- it is credibly reported
-- was this. No sooner had our ambassador left the room after 
presenting his credentials, than Herr Hitler, who is a superb mimic, 
began impersonating his late visitor, to such effect that his entourage 
were convulsed with mirth. Afterwards, it was as much as they could do,
in the presence of the dignified, eye-glassed, British minister,
to "keep a straight face."

Lewis Wyndham: The Hitler Cult, 1939 .p. 101

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