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_Flannery, Harry ,W. :Assignment to Berlin. 1942._

     "Hitler had a lot of respect for Petain" , said Dietrich. "I think 
he compared him to Hindenburg. At any rate, Der Fuehrer, who never 
acknowledges anyone as his superior, bowed before Petain when he first 
met him and took the old man's arm and led him to his car. Hitler had 
never done anything like that before. I think it may have been also because 
Hitler remembered that Petain, when he was Ambassador to Spain, had 
saluted the Nazi flag in Madrid along with all the rest. Hitler could 
not forget that. From that time on he was interested in the soldier, Petain".

Flannery, Harry ,W. :Assignment to Berlin. p.96.

Der Fuehrer walked rigidly, turning slightly to left and right, with one 
hand stiffly by his side and the other raised diffidently before him in 
the party salute. Henever [sic] raised his hand as high as the others. 
Hitler was far from pretentious. I thought he looked like many a Nazi 
waiter I had seen. He wore his gray trench coat and peaked cap and was 
dressed with less show then any of his fellows. I noted that he had a 
curious little smile. I remarked about it. One of the Nazis near me said 
it was unusual.

 "Der Fuehrer smiles seldom," he said. He must be feeling good today." .....

Hitler strode to the centre of the platform,stood for a moment before 
them and then began to speak. His voice was at first a slow, low rumble. As 
he went on, he became more emotional. His words suddenly took on vehemence, 
his arms swept wise in gestures. He clenched his fist and held on to the 
end of his sentences.

Flannery, Harry ,W. :Assignment to Berlin. p. 147

On March 16, The German day of memory for soldiers lost in the first 
World War, I heard Hitler make another speech, this time in the Zeughaus...

...Hitler did not speak in the same fashion as usual on this occasion . 
He used no gestures and gave his words no emotional stress. Instead he 
rested his hands on the sides of the rostrum, read from his manuscript, and 
hardly lifted his eyes from its pages At the same time his text did not 
differ in tenor or content.

Flannery, Harry ,W. :Assignment to Berlin. pp.. 96,147,205,206.

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Flannery, Harry ,W. :Assignment to Berlin. 1942

On one of these days Matsuoke visited Hitler ......

 .... Hitler was expected to appear on the balcony with the Nipponese .......

.... The afternoon wore on and it grew dark. The crowd grew impatient, 
began to yell. Finally, after the people had waited five hours, Der 
Fuehrer deigned to appear; he merely stepped to the balcony and saluted. 
The people had waited all the afternoon for that.

Flannery, Harry ,W. :Assignment to Berlin. 1942. p. 213.

Hitler was fifty-two years old on April 20 ....... among the gifts to 
Hitler were four hundred pounds of coffee, three hundred of tea, fifty 
of cocoa, some of them announced as coming from the United States. That 
meant that many Germans had sacrificed their own small allotments of 
coffee, tea and cocoa to give Der Fuehrer, who could get all he

Flannery, Harry ,W. :Assignment to Berlin..1942. p.245.

I went out on the street just as Hitler's car drove up. .... Hitler 
stepped out and looked about him, raising his arm in salute as he did 
so. It was the same stiff, awkward half-salute as usual ..... The honour 
company snapped to attention and presented arms. Hitler with the head of 
the Gestapo walked between them, his face expressionless....

Hitler wore a special field-grey uniform....

Hitler made a few gestures on this occasion. Now and then he used one 
hand to cut the air, to point a finger, or raised an arm to mark a climax. 
Occasionally he rested one hand on his hips. Now and then he stepped back 
with both hands on his hips. After a victorious campaign, he was confident 
and in good form. He did not become as excited as on other occasions.

Flannery, Harry ,W. :Assignment to Berlin..1942. pp.263,264 .

Flannery, Harry ,W. :Assignment to Berlin. 1942. pp. 213,245,263,36

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