`Hitler enjoyed drinking at British bar in 1912`

Last Updated: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 21:45

London: Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler enjoyed
drinking at a British pub when he visited the country at the
age of 23, according to a new TV documentary.

Hitler came to Britain in 1912 to stay with half-brother
Alois, who lived in Toxteth, Liverpool.

During his five months stay there, researchers on BBC`s
"Inside Out" programme found that the Fuhrer, whose bombs
would devastate the country in World War-II, visited London
and was fascinated by the beauty of city.

He loved Tower Bridge and even managed to bribe his way
into the engine room, `The Sun` reported.

In her memoirs, his sister-in-law Bridget Dowling said he
was trying to avoid conscription into the Austrian army.

The visit was funded by the money Alois had sent to his
sister`s husband believing he would visit. But Adolf took it
and went on the trip himself, Dowling`s memoirs revealed.

Alois later confessed to Bridget: "Adolf has been hiding
from the military for 18 months. That is why he came here to
me. He had no choice."

But Hitler loved Liverpool, and even had a favourite bar,
the snug at the Poste House pub where he went for a pint.

According to the "Inside Out" documentary, which will be
shown in the North West at 7.30pm tomorrow, Hitler left for
Germany in April 1913 -- after Alois bought him a ticket.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, November 27, 2011 - 21:45

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