1940: Rarely seen amateur 8mm color footage filmed at an airfield in France by Hitler's personal pilot, Hans Baur. With Hitler, Göring and others. The visiting Führer talks with wounded soldiers and later he eats in the airfield, with officers and troops, near the truck of the camp-kitchen. In a way it nearly humanizes him but then you wake up.
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General Hans Baur (June 19, 1897 – February 17, 1993) was German dictator Adolf Hitler's pilot during his political campaigns of the 1920s and 1930s. Appointed Gruppenführer in the SS, Baur was later Hitler's personal pilot and leader of the "Reichsregierung" squadron.
Hitler was the first politician to campaign by air travel, deciding that travel by plane was more efficient than travel by railway. Baur first piloted him during the 1932 General Election.
Hitler obtained his first private aeroplane, a Junkers Ju-
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