Hitler plays with his favourite dog, Blondi. Hitler was a fastidious vegetarian, did not drink or smoke, and eschewed most luxury. However, as the war began its downward turn for Germany, he became ever increasingly addicted to amphetamines prescribed by his personal physician.
“Adolf Hitler rehearses supposedly spontaneous gestures while listening to a recording of one of his previous speeches.” - captioned by Hitler’s personal photographer, Heinrich Hoffman, in 1927. The photos undermined the myth that Hitler was a natural orator, so he ordered Hoffman to destroy the negatives after viewing them. Hoffman didn’t. (Source: gettyimages.ca)