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Report: WWII Could Have Been Avoided If Hitler Wasn’t Saved From Bloodthirsty Mob

It’s the ultimate imponderable in the ‘counterfactual’ school of history: Could the world have been spared its greatest cataclysm – and more than 70 million deaths – but for the unwitting intervention of one forgotten Irishman?

In 1919, Michael Keogh rescued a little-known demagogue who was on the point of being kicked to death by an angry mob. His name? Adolf Hitler.

Keogh’s extraordinary life story – and the Nazi leader’s narrow escape – have come to light in the soldier’s newly discovered memoirs, according to a report in The Daily Mail United Kingdom newspaper.

His detailed accounts mysteriously disappeared from his deathbed in 1964. But now the files, recovered by his family and authenticated by historians, tell how he fought on both sides during the First World War, met Hitler twice – and saved his life.

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