100-year-old tortoise who defied Hitler comes back from dead

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 10:57 hrs

London: A tortoise, who has been named after Adolf Hitler in honour of surviving the Blitz, is back from the dead -71 years after he survived a Nazi bomb attack in the Second World War.

Carey and David Miller feared their dear pet was dead after he was found lifeless in their garden during a late snowfall while they were abroad, the Daily Express reported.

The couple's grandson took Adolf, who is thought to be at least 100 years old, indoors but for the following month the reptile showed no sign of life.

Carey, a children's author by profession, said that during last Sunday's sunshine, they put the turtle in the garden of their home in Muswell Hill, north London and found that the tortoise head gradually came out.

The Millers had been told Adolf was found in a crater caused by one of Hitler's bombs in 1942. 

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