Guarding Hitler by Mark Felton

Guarding Hitler is a incredibly dense and detailed account of the last years and days of Hitler.and in particular the security arrangements of the Fuhrer, both in his domestic world and in his public activities. It covers a huge range of topics, from travel arrangements to his final days in the Reich Chancellery bunker where he waited out the oncoming Allied onslaught and planned his suicide.

The book covers in intense detail the very many assassination attempts including the most famous Valkyrie plot. The author outlines his failing grip on reason, as his military incompetence leads to the ultimate failure in Stalingrad. It is the domestic details which are dangerously compelling, as is the tremendous loyalty he inspired in

his staff, many of whom stayed with him to the very end, and ensured his corpse was not left to be defiled, or kept as a trophy or talisman.

This is a fascinating book, with evidence of exhaustive research. Thanks to netgalley for the opportunity to read and review an advanced copy. #GuardingHitler #NetGalley

To be published by Pen and Sword Military, 9th August 2020

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