Hitler’s Last Witness, The Memoirs of Hitler’s Bodyguard

B2051

Misch has provided some interesting detail and observation, together with an assessment of others in Hitler’s ‘court’ This is a book that was worth writing and, when compared to the many other books about Hitler and his way of life, adds to the pool of knowledge. The style is easy to read and there are two photoplate sections.

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NAME: Hitler’s Last Witness, The Memoirs of Hitler’s Bodyguard
DATE: 191014
FILE: R2051
AUTHOR: Rochus Misch
PUBLISHER: Pen & Sword
BINDING: hard back
PAGES: 254
PRICE: £25.00
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: Hitler, Third Reich, WWII, Second World War, World War Two, assault on Berlin, defeat, German Army, SS, bodyguards, close protection.
ISBN: 978-1-84832-749-8
IMAGE: B2051.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The author was seriously wounded in the Polish invasion in 1939, but invited to join Hitler’s close protection squad. He may therefore have been one of the last to see Hitler alive, but he was with him for much of the war. The title may suggest that the book is only about the final days in the Berlin bunker, but the author was in close attendance in all of the locations used by Hitler through the war. This provides a unique perspective, some new detail and an appreciation of how Hitler was to eventually fall.

Hitler was surrounded by an extraordinary ‘court’ where he was immensely loyal to some of his most junior servants, but played off his senior courtiers against each other. The author has been described as an insignificant individual who was privy to significant events. That is hardly a fair assessment Misch may have held junior SS rank but the power of the SS in Germany was such that he enjoyed more power and prestige than his rank suggested. He was not just a bodyguard, but also served Hitler as a courier and representative. His unquestioning loyalty was reciprocated.

Misch has provided some interesting detail and observation, together with an assessment of others in Hitler’s ‘court’ This is a book that was worth writing and, when compared to the many other books about Hitler and his way of life, adds to the pool of knowledge. The style is easy to read and there are two photoplate sections.

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