'Hitler enjoyed drinking at British bar in 1912'
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.