Bruce Radcliffe was serving a mission in Argentina during the outbreak of World War II. While preparing to return home at the conclusion of his service, he was informed that the military was drafting him and another missionary as intelligence agents to be stationed in Argentina. Radcliffe served in that capacity for several months before being reassigned to Berlin with the Military Governor’s office.
While in Berlin, Radcliffe visited the bunker where Hitler and Eva Braun had committed suicide and were burned. Radcliffe’s sergeant allowed him to take this one piece of stationary as a souvenir. Stationery like this would have been used by the Führer during the final months of the war.
Hitler’s writings, beginning with Mein Kampf and ending with desperate pleas in the last days of his life, led to the loss and hardship of not only the Jews and Allied Prisoners of War, but the German people as well.