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French spy report from 1924 refers to Hitler as “German Mussolini”

A French spy report from 1924 refers to Adolf Hitler as the “German Mussolini” who was “a very cunning demagogue”.

The document is among thousands of paper on 1920s Germany that are about to emerge from obscurity as part of a major overhaul of the French National Archives.

The yellowed note from 1924 features a photograph of Hitler in a suit and tie, sporting his trademark side-parting and moustache, and lists his occupation as “journalist”.

“He is not an idiot but rather a very cunning demagogue,” says the note on Hitler by an anonymous agent, seen by Reuters.

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