Hitler Debate Heats Up As New Evidence is Presented About His Escape to Argentina24/04/2014 15:37
21st Century Wire
Mainstream accepted history tells us that on April 30, 1945, deep inside a Berlin bunker, the infamous Nazi leader Adolph Hitler took his own life and that of his wife Eva Braun. That piece of history is now being serious challenged, but not without its share of controversy.
Recently unearthed evidence comprised of eyewitness accounts and other supporting FBI documents, tell a different story – that Hitler did indeed escape the bunker in the final days of the Fall of Berlin, flying to Denmark, then to Spain where General Franco supplied him with an aircraft to the Canary Islands, and finally to the Argentine coast by way of a German submarine. After settling in Argentina, Adolph Hitler eventually died of respiratory disease on February 13, 1962, at the age of 73. It would be an incredible story, if it wasn’t so compelling.
Controversy and disputes over how the evidence has been presented threaten to mire the debate, but one thing is very clear – it’s opened a can of worms for mainstream historians who had stood by the orthodoxy of a 70 year old ‘official’ narrative. Last week, the mainstream media coverage by London’s Express Newspaper added fuel to the debate citing more claims that the Fürer had escaped to Argentina.
The Express crowed on April 18th, “Adolph Hitler escaped by submarine to Argentina, where he lived in a heavily guarded ranch at the end of the Second World War suffering from asthma and ulcers, according to sensational claims contained in newly released FBI files”.
According veteran investigative journalist and co-author of Grey Wolf: The Escape of Adolph Hitler, Gerrard Williams (photo, left), the information contained in those FBI files and other sources are neither new, nor are they necessarily ‘sensational’, but due to some shoddy mainstream journalism, many facts are being misinterpreted by mainstream journalist who have suddenly happened upon the story.
Filmmaker and author of Grey Wolf, Williams, explains, “The files have been available for 10 years. We investigated them extremely thoroughly in Grey Wolf and reference in detail the most interesting ones.”
“The Express only needs to look in its own files for the period post-war and they will find many references – as did we, to Hitler’s escape, reported by their own staff and by Reuters and the AP.”
“This FBI Story is very lazy ‘journalism’. The story appeared, and not for the first time, on Red Flag News and was simply lifted, over a month later, by Owen Bennett at the Express. If they want to treat the story with the seriousness it deserves I would recommend they read Grey Wolf and listen to the report from the BBC’s own Thomas Cadett, embedded with the Soviets when they took the Bunker in Berlin. It still amazes me that anyone is still taken in by Trevor-Roper, a medieval Historian put in by British intelligence to solve one of History’s greatest mysteries. Why not Scotland Yard or the FBI? The man famously went on to authenticate The Hitler Diaries, which were a complete fraud”, added Williams.
Most certainly, one of driving forces behind the renewed debate and the establishment buckling on this historical sacred cow has been the surprise international success of the book Grey Wolf, co-authored by Gerrard Williams and noted war historian Simon Dunstan. The recent discovery that Hitler’s alleged skull in Moscow is actually that of a female – as well as a number of newly uncovered documents, has provided additional support for their case. Their book is the culmination of 14 trips to Argentina, and Berlin and to the Kew Archives, and the collation of other research and local sources. Since its release in 2012, it has been translated into 16 languages in over 30 countries, including English, Russian and Arabic, and has already has received a number of positive endorsements and reviews.
This year the story may go into into additional overdrive. A sister documentary film to the book is being released this year, available on DVD and Download in the UK from May 18th, and with distribution deals ready for the US, Canada and Scandinavia. It has already been available in Australia and New Zealand since the beginning of the year and has already been broadcast there by the History Channel, and also in Serbia.