Hitler ‘like Hitler’
THE dictator who presided over the Third Reich was just like Hitler, it has been claimed.Definitely had tendencies
A new biography has compared the leader of Nazi Germany to Hitler, even describing his military as stormtroopers and his secret service as Gestapo-like.
Hitler author Norman Steele said: Hitler dreamt of world domination and he whipped his supporters up to fever pitch at Nuremberg-style rallies, who responded in a way eerily reminiscent of the Sieg Heil chant.
The more you learn about these people, the more you realise they were just like the Nazis. Theres no other way to describe them – you could say they were the Nazis of the 1940s.
He even had a little moustache.”
However, historian Denys Finch Hatton has criticised Steele for his use of the Nazi metaphor: We see far too much of this sort of lazy hyperbole.
Hitler did some terrible things but he was no Hitler.
“However you should see my cat. He’s got this little black mark under his nose, the resemblance is quite uncanny.”