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"unprepossessing" - in still photos - but many have attested to his charisma and ability to convince sceptical generals that they could win. The doc "The Double-headed Eagle" is one of the few which doesn't just show the usual dramatic bits with Hitler foaming at the mouth, but shows extensive extracts from his speeches, showing how he starts out very calm and even funny, and gradually gets the audience going. Speer, who was no fool, went to one of his speeches, noted how he had adapted to - on that occasion - a quite intellectual audience, Speer was a university lecturer and some of his students invited him to join them at the speech. He signed up for the Nazi party the next day.

Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner - that I moved to Nice.
by Ted Welch (tedwelch-at-mac-dot-com) on Wed Aug 26th, 2009 at 11:15:31 AM EST
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