Library Tribe - The Lost Life Of Eva Braun

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    You probably like me receive recommendations from Amazon and the like, introducing me to things to buy similar to the things I already have purchased. The effect of this is that we are recommended to listen to, watch or read more of the same.

    In a library it is easy to walk in for a book on the Great Western Railway and walk out with a biography and a gluten free cook book as well, via the checkout desk (now fully computerised) of course.

    I dont know if this man had been looking for this book, but his body language, holding this book at arms length revealed something extra. It is a racy title.

    How did a 19 year-old, middle-class, Catholic girl from Munich become Hitler's mistress and what kept him faithful until the end of their lives? Was her appeal sexual, domestic, political - or did he really love her? Eva Anna Paula Hitler née Braun (6 February 1912 – 30 April 1945) was the longtime companion of Adolf Hitler and for less than 40 hours, his wife.

    Braun met Hitler in Munich when she was 17 years old while working as an assistant and model for his personal photographer and began seeing him often about two years later. By 1936 she was a part of his household at the Berghof near Berchtesgaden and by all accounts lived a materially luxurious and sheltered life throughout World War II.

    She was quite racy by all accounts and enjoyed make-up and nude sunbathing.

    As the Third Reich collapsed towards the end of the war, Braun swore her loyalty to Hitler and went to Berlin to be by his side in the heavily reinforced Führerbunker beneath the Reich Chancellery. As Red Army troops fought their way into the neighbourhood on 29 April 1945, she married Hitler during a brief civil ceremony: she was 33 and he 56. Less than 40 hours later they committed suicide together in a sitting room of the bunker, she by biting into a capsule of cyanide.

    Strangely, the German public was wholly unaware of Braun until after her death. You would need several super injunctions these days to manage that!

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    1. Karla Pitts 46 months ago | reply

      incredibly fascinating . . .

    2. [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

      He looks like he would!

      Her beloved Adi whispered passionatley to her, "Just bit on this little capsule, Eva my sweet. It is a token of my love for you." Then, he pulled out his mighty weapon and brandished it in her face....

      Oh hang on, it's becoming more Viz than Mills n Boon.

    3. *katz 46 months ago | reply

      Well, all has been said already.

    4. @HotpixUK -Add Me On Ipernity 500px 46 months ago | reply

      I bet he showed her around his un-feasibly large bunkers...

    5. bent.christiansen 46 months ago | reply

      Fantastic and dramatic shot.........Great work!

    6. Scarleth Marie 46 months ago | reply

      i love this... great portrait :)

    7. Keith.CA 46 months ago | reply

      interesting how you've had him hold the book out at a distance... as if the two characters on the cover stink or something.
      Have a great week Tony.

    8. Trevi2009- 46 months ago | reply

      Nice framing and color work my friend

    9. @HotpixUK -Add Me On Ipernity 500px 46 months ago | reply

      I did not give my reader any advice as to how to hold the book Keith.

      It could have been for someone else?


    10. Dan Cronin^ 46 months ago | reply

      excellent use of selective colour, well done!~

    11. daniellih 46 months ago | reply

      interesting book! nice series again :)

    12. JoPoBePo 46 months ago | reply

      My wife's a veggie too, Come to think of it, it might be affecting her.

    13. bev glint 46 months ago | reply

      See "Campaign for the Book" .

    14. Artamia 31 months ago | reply
      Great portrait... and tones... Ciao:) Tone...happy August to You *}*}*
      ((((( o ))))) ...Happy full mOon in Aquarius, August 1st ...

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