Adolf Hilter brought down to earth by Scottish historian

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NAZI claims that Hitler was a hero of the Great War have been debunked as a propaganda myth by a Scottish historian.
Throughout his life, Hitler was portrayed as a courageous soldier who fought in some of the fiercest battles of the First World War and was decorated twice with the Iron Cross for his bravery.

But in a new book, Dr Thomas Weber has used material uncovered for the first time in German archives that reveals a dramatically different picture.

Dr Weber claims that his groundbreaking research shows that Hitler, backed by the Nazi propaganda machine, exaggerated his role as a soldier in the defeated German army in the Great War and, in his role as dispatch runner taking messages to officers, was despised by frontline troops from his regiment as a "rear area pig"....

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