Death states "Yes, the boss was at my shoulder. Get it done. Get it done." Who is the boss?

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The allegorical figure of Death is describing the effect that the rise to power of Hitler has had upon his work. On the face of it, war would be considered Death's best friend, as lots of people inevitably end up being killed, giving Death quite a lot of work to do. But with Hitler, it's somehow different. The war that he instigated is no ordinary war, a war between nations;...

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