In September 1945 the fate of Adolf Hitler was still unknown. He had simply disappeared, and had been missing for four months. Hugh Trevor-Roper, an intelligence officer, was given the task of solving the mystery. Originally published in 1947, his brilliant piece of detective work not only proved finally that Hitler had killed himself in Berlin, but also told the extraordinary story of those last days of the Thousand-Year Reich in Hitler's Berlin bunker.
"Brilliantly written and researched, The Last Days of Hitler remains the most vivid account of the final Wagnerian chapter of Hitler's tyranny."—Max Hastings
"This is an incomparable book, by far the best written on any aspect of the second German war: a book sound in scholarship, brilliant in its presentation.... No words of praise are too strong."—New Statesman