Hitler enjoyed bread and marmalade for breakfast, around 11am, and was mild-mannered during personal exchanges, according to newly released documents.
But the Fuhrer also hated to be looked at, complained about his health, and was prone to banging tables during meetings, the files made public in the National Archives reveal.
A 19-year-old Austrian deserter provides a detailed description of the time Hitler spent at his retreat in Obersalzberg in the Bavarian Alps.
Describing his arrival between December 1943 and February 1944, Prisoner of war SS Schutze Obernigg says: “Hitler was grey and bent, but wore a very satisfied expression. He is mild on personal contact but apt to bang tables and shout during conferences.”