'Everyone lied to me'
Hitler told senior Nazis that "everyone has lied to me, everyone has deceived me" just eight days before he killed himself in his bunker, according to newly disclosed documents.
Guy Liddell, the former deputy director general MI5, includes in his diaries a Joint Intelligence Committee paper detailing Hitler's final days.
During a conference on April 22nd, 1945, Hitler gave a speech to his assembled generals and Heinrich Himmler, his minister of the interior.
The report states: "Hitler came in at 8.30 a completely broken man. Only a few army officers were with him. Himmler urged Hitler to leave Berlin.
"Suddenly, Hitler began to make one of his characteristic speeches. 'Everyone has lied to me, everyone has deceived me, non[sic] one has told me the truth.
'The armed forces have lied to me and now the SS has left me in the lurch. The German people has not fought heroically. It deserves to perish.
"It is not I who have lost the war, but the German people'."
The report continues: "Then his face turned purple, his twitching left arm became quiet, and he could not put his left foot on the ground properly.
"Throughout that night he suffered from a nervous collapse and kept on raving that he would meet his end in Berlin."
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