“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)
Watch Mark’s new Youtube series on the Berlin Bunker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vatUvGAJQdk&t=160s
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.