Article

The Search for Hitler: Hugh Trevor-Roper, Humphrey Searle, and the Last Days of Adolf Hitler

Authors:
To read the full-text of this research, you can request a copy directly from the authors.

Abstract

In September 1945, British intelligence officer Hugh Trevor-Roper was asked to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of Adolf Hitler. Two years later, he published his conclusions in The Last Days of Hitler, still recognized as the standard work. But, despite some delving into the subject in a recent biography of the author by Adam Sisman, it has remained unclear until now how Trevor-Roper managed to so rapidly gather the evidence on which his book is based. The account below, rooted in heretofore unseen or underused archival sources, highlights the crucial but unacknowledged support Trevor-Roper received from allied intelligence services and from a timeline drafted by intelligence officer Captain Humphrey Searle, later a well-known composer, that combined all of the data assembled into a single record of events of the last days in the Fuhrerbunker.

No full-text available

Request Full-text Paper PDF

To read the full-text of this research,
you can request a copy directly from the authors.

ResearchGate has not been able to resolve any citations for this publication.
Article
Vorspann Hugh Trevor-Roper hat Wissenschaftsgeschichte geschrieben. Sein Buch „Hitlers letzte Tage“ wurde ein Best- und Longseller, der noch heute die Leser zu packen vermag. Ted Harrison zeichnet die verwickelte Entstehungsgeschichte nach, er schildert die Probleme vor der Veröffentlichung und der deutschen Übersetzung, und er analysiert die heftigen Debatten, die das „Meisterwerk“ auslöste.