Guarding Hitler

Guarding Hitler

A hive of interesting facts and almost unbelievable stories about Adolf Hitler… Well worth a look [and] well worth a read.” (War History Online)

A fascinating view into the close world Hitler inhabited and which shaped his life and decisions.” (Firetrench)

Check out my Youtube film on the Berghof and other Nazi ruins above Berchtesgaden: Obersalzberg – Hitler’s Mountain Hideaway

Based on intelligence documents, personal testimonies, memoirs and official histories, including material only declassified in 2010, Guarding Hitler provides the reader with a fascinating inside look at the secret world of Hitler’s security and domestic arrangements. The book focuses in particular on both the official and private life of Hitler during the latter part of the war, at the Wolfs Lair at Rastenburg, and Hitler’s private residence at Berchtesgaden, the Berghof.


(Mark pictured among the ruins of Hitler’s house, the Berghof)

Guarding Hitler manages to offer fresh insights into the life and routine of the Fuhrer, and most importantly the often indiscreet opinions, observations and activities of the ‘little people’ who surrounded Hitler but whose stories have been overshadowed by the great affairs of state.


(Mark at Hitler’s favourite viewing point on the Obersalzberg, the Mooslahnerkopf Teehaus, which Hitler visited daily while at the Berghof)

It covers not only the plots against Hitler’s life but the way security developed as a result. His use of ‘doubles’ is examined as is security whilst travelling by land or air.


(Hotel zum Türken, headquarters for Hitler’s RSD bodyguard detachment. Located adjacent to the Berghof ruins)

As little has been written about the security and domestic life of Adolf Hitler, Guarding Hitler allows the reader to delve deeper into this previously overlooked but nonetheless fascinating aspect of the world’s most infamous man.


4 thoughts on “Guarding Hitler”

  1. Hi Mark
    I’m visiting Salzburg 22/10 for four days.I plan to visit the area to see the Eagles Nest,Berhof remains,tea room and view by the bench below tea room and the documentation centre!…phew can this be done in one day? Different sites say the Eagles Nest closes at different times in October so would appreciate any help

    1. Hi. Yes, it can be done in one day, if you’ve the energy, but I’d recommend two. Regarding opening times of the Eagle’s Nest, I’d suggest consulting their website. All the best, Mark

  2. Hi Mark. My name is Donovan Rodriguez and I have been very impressed by all of your videos. You are one of my inspirations to rebuild the Berghof and eagles nest on Minecraft. I am not sure if this message will reach you, but if it does I would be flattered if you would look at my YouTube videos I just posted on the exterior and interior of the Berghof and Eagles nest. Thank you and keep on inspiring!

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