Netizens discovered that a book on Adolf Hitler has mysteriously disappeared from David Cameron's bookshelf. The vanishing was pointed out by Twitter users who were watching a photoshoot of Cameron with his family.
One photo featured the former prime minister's wife Samantha Cameron and her sister Emily Sheffield in front of a full bookshelf. Visible among the books was Ian Kershaw's biography of the German dictator.
But another photo featuring Cameron seated in front of the same display had one significant difference - the Hitler book is now missing.
— Anita Singh (@anitathetweeter) September 14, 2019
The missing photo received a wide response on Twitter, including from the photographer, Mark Harrison, who said that he could neither "confirm nor deny" that the Hitler book had moved.
— Mark Harrison (@SnapperHarrison) September 14, 2019
Other users said that there was "nothing wrong" with studying historical atrocities, as it helps to prevent them happening again. While others quipped that the former PM "clearly didn't read enough".
— Ash Reeves (CrunchyPants Esq.) (@AshReevesCrunch) September 15, 2019
Critics also pointed out the presence of 'Why Nations Fail', potentially referencing Cameron's decision to call a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU.
— Hamez (@JimboOfMancunia) September 14, 2019
The discovery comes as David Cameron returns to the limelight with his memoirs 'David Cameron: For the Record' scheduled for release on 19 September.
As Prime Minister, David Cameron called the EU referendum in 2016 in response to the rise of Eurosceptic sentiment in the UK. The outcome of the vote and his failure to keep the UK in the EU saw Cameron resign to be replaced by Theresa May.