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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Head shots of all of the ways US intelligence thought Hitler might try to disguise himself

Fearful that Nazi leader Adolf Hitler would attempt to flee Germany, US intelligence tried to predict what the Führer would look like if he altered his appearance. The Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a precursor to the CIA, had asked Eddie Senz, a New York make-up artist, to clone the portrait of the German leader after D-Day on 6 June 1944 because they feared that ‘Der Fuehrer’ would be able to flee from Germany assuming a disguise.

Here are Senz’s altered head shots of the Führer in numerous guises - they were circulated among Allied forces before the D-Day invasion in June 1944.

Here’s Hitler without hair or his infamous mustache.
Hitler with glasses, a thicker mustache, and a widow’s peak hairstyle.
Hitler with a beard.
Hitler with a thinner mustache, thick-rimmed glasses, and a slightly new hairstyle.
Hitler without a mustache and a widow’s peak hairstyle
German magazine Der Spiegel discovered and published the images during he 1990s - they were later released by the US National Archives in Washington.

Related posts:

The 20th of July plot was the unsuccessful bomb attempt to kill Hitler in 1944.

The Herd Reich? Brit farmer turned Nazi super cows into sausage because they were too aggressive.

Further reading:

The definitive source: Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich.

Stormtroop Tactics: Innovation in the German Army, 1914-1918.

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