The only known 11 min of unscripted recoding of Hitler occurred at that table. The background:
“On June 4, 1942, Hitler made a surprise visit to Finland in honour of Mannerheim’s 75th birthday. It was less pleasing to Mannerheim and caused some embarrassment. Mannerheim did not want to meet him in his HQ in Mikkeli or in Helsinki, as it would have seemed like an official state visit. The meeting took place near Imatra, in south-eastern Finland, and was arranged in secrecy.
During the visit, an engineer of the Finnish broadcasting company YLE succeeded in recording secretly the first 11 minutes of Hitler’s and Mannerheim’s conversation in the train wagon, before being interrupted by SS bodyguards. It’s the only known recording of Hitler speaking unofficially.” (via ww2incolor)
This recording is simply sensational, available on YouTube with English translation.
Vladimir Rezun writes under the name Viktor Suvorov, he published a book about the history of the WWII called ‘Icebreaker’. Some people consider that book the most important history book about the last century, conversely the book is dismissed by many in the academia (figures…). This recording should add credence to Viktor Suvorov’s thesis. In short Viktor Suvorov writes that Hitler never intended to attack Russia. He was only interested in the “German lands” up to the Baltics. Conversely Stalin only viewed the Nazi invasion in Europe as an “Iceberaker” that opens the way for the Soviet expansion.
This recording seems to confirm Viktor Suvorov’s thesis. Hitler tells Mannerheim that he gathered from talking to Molotov that the Soviet attack was imminent, especially the conquest of the oil fields in Romania and only then Hitler attacked CCCP to preempt the superior, more winter worthy army.