Picture of Heinrich Himmler moments after suicide on sale

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A photograph taken of Heinrich Himmler minutes after he committed suicide will be sold at auction next month.

The previously unseen picture, captured by Lance Corporal Guy Adderley of British Intelligence in May 1945, shows the Nazi second-in-command lying dead after biting a cyanide pill, still wearing his trademark round glasses.

Himmler, who had been arrested by Army officers, was due to be interrogated over his war crimes the following day.

After his death, propaganda photographs of his corpse slumped on a makeshift bed were released. But Adderley kept this grainy photograph among his wartime mementoes....

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