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133,642. I die for my fatherland. I have a clear conscience. I only did my duty to my country when I tried to oppose the criminal folly of Hitler. Admiral Canaris, cited Ian Colvin, Admiral Canaris: Chief of Intelligence
133,643. His skill in acting a part, his cunning, his imagination, the ease with which he affected naive stupidity and then emerged into the most subtle reasoning disarmed the security agents who interrogated him. Fabian von Schlabrendorff
133,644. Canaris was a highly intelligent and sensitive man with many likeable qualities. He loved his dogs and his horse almost more than any other living creatures. He often said to me, ‘Schellenberg, always remember the goodness of animals. You see, my dachshund is discreet and will never betray me – I cannot say that of any human being.’ Walter Schellenberg
133,645. Canaris hated not only Hitler and Himmler, but the entire Nazi system as a political phenomenon … He was everywhere and nowhere at once. Everywhere he traveled, at home and abroad and to the front, he always left a whirl of confusion behind him … In reality this small, frail, and somewhat timid man was a vibrating bundle of nerves. Extremely well read, oversensitive, Canaris was an outsider in every respect. In bearing and manner of work, he was the most unmilitary of persons. Hans Bernd Gisevius
28,218. September 30th 1942 … These people’s saviour is one of Hitler’s henchmen yet hundreds owe their lives to this man. Wilhem Canaris: head of Hitler’s Secret Service. Hitler’s Generals: Canaris: The Master Spy
28,219. After the war, Canaris became a mythical figure … Canaris started out as an admirer of Hitler. ibid.
28,220. Canaris didn’t want to recognise the devil. ibid.
28,221. Franco and Canaris were now good friends. ibid.
28,222. The Admiral was hanged on 9th April in Flossenburg. ibid.