Adolf Hitler is 'German Mussolini' warns 1924 French document





Adolf Hitler was "the German Mussolini" who was "a very cunning demagogue", according to a hand-written report from a French spy in 1924.

The document is among thousands of paper on 1920s Germany that are about to emerge from obscurity as part of a major overhaul of the French National Archives.

The yellowed note from 1924 features a photograph of Hitler in a suit and tie, sporting his trademark side-parting and moustache, and lists his occupation as "journalist".

Those documents were transported to Paris in 1930 and have been stored ever since in the bowels of the National Archives, housed in a magnificent early 18th century residence in the heart of the historic Marais district.



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