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If only we had Hitler’s jawbone

If you want a book to sell, then put Hitler on the front cover. That used to be a stalwart piece of advice from publishers. TV channels are just as bad.

The latest TV series featuring the mustachioed midget (on The History Channel) claims that Adolf escaped alive from his Berlin bunker and was secretly flown to a secure military compound in Argentina, where Nazi supporters wanted to create the Fourth Reich. It’s a story so old it has a zimmer frame.

Bob Baer, who says he is a former CIA worker and Tim Kennedy, a US special forces sergeant who was involved in the capture of Al Qaeda leaders Osama Bin Laden and Abu al-Zarqawi, investigated for the TV channel the fleeing of the Fuehrer.

In May 1945 a Russian forensics team dug up what was presumed to be the dictator’s body; with only one testicle.

A piece of the lower jaw bone matched his dental records, according to his captured dental assistants. Now, if only the Russians could be persuaded to release that jaw bone, we could all go back to sleep.

Picture source: Bundesarchiv via Wikimedia