MI6: Hitler better alive because of his incompetencetags: World War II, Nazi Germany, BBC, Adolf Hitler, MI6
British military chiefs thought Hitler was more use alive than dead in the later stages of the Second World War because of the “blunders” he was making.
The view emerged as the Government discussed bombing a rumoured hiding place of the Nazi leader two weeks after the launch of the D-Day landings.
MI6 had also been asked to draw up a hit list of key German and French figures ahead of Operation Overlord to ensure the landings were a success, previously secret intelligence files reveal today.
But the head of the Secret Service disliked the idea as did another intelligence chief even though there were people he would happily “kill with my own hands” without “spoiling my appetite”....
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