Note 031
by Joachim C. Fest

Hitler himself had evidently been pulled down by Scheubner-Richter, the man next to him as they marched arm in arm, who fell dead at the first salvo. This, as the official doctor of the Landsberg prison confirmed two days later in the course of the admission examination, probably caused the break in Hitler's upper arm, as well as a painful dislocation of the shoulder joint on the evidence of this diagnosis, the rescue which Hitler claimed, would have been impossible.

From Chapter 2 ,The Drummer , Part 1 of The Face Of The Third Reich by J.C. Fest
See further Notes

« LAST » Note « NEXT »