Guarding the Fuhrer

Sepp Dietrich and Adolf Hitler

Blaine Taylor

German leader Adolf Hitler was one of
the most controversial politicians and
military commanders in all recorded
history. As such, his life was conspired
against by all manner of enemies, both
foreign and domestic. Dozens of attempts
were made on his life over the course
of two decades, including a bomb
explosion in his own headquarters—
and yet, h
Date Published :
September 2014
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Language:
English
Illustration :
100 black and white
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9781781553879
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$32.95

Overview
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German leader Adolf Hitler (1889-1945) was one of the most controversial politicians and military commanders in all recorded history. As such, his life was conspired against by all manner of enemies, both foreign and domestic: German and Russian Communists, political and military opponents, rival Nazi leaders, and the intelligence services of the Allied powers, among them the British SOE. Dozens of attempts were made on his life over the course of two decades, including a bomb explosion in his own headquarters- and yet, he survived them all. This is the story of how he did so, as told via the exciting sagas of Sepp Dietrich and his SS, as well as of German government security leader Johann Rattenhuber and his Reich Security Service, the RSD. Here we see the measures used to protect Hitler in public, his cars, planes, trains, homes, military headquarters scattered across conquered Europe, and during personal appearances. Ironically, of course, in the end Hitler decided to take his own life in the infamous Berlin bunker, but this is the story of how a man that so many people wanted dead managed to stay alive for so long in volatile circumstances.

About The Author
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Blaine Taylor is the American author of 12 histories on war, politics, automotives, biography, engineering, architecture, medicine, photography, and aviation. The well-read historian is a former Vietnam War soldier and Military Policeman under enemy fire, political and crime newspaper reporter, award-winning medical journalist, international magazine writer, winner of four political campaigns as a press secretary, and a US Congressional aide on Capitol Hill, Washington, 1991-92.

REVIEWS
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"The author presents an excellent written summary of Hitler's bodyguards...The strength of this work...is in its large collection of photographs. More a photo book than anything, it contains hundreds of images of Hitler at various functions and meetings alongwith those sworn to protect him. Many are rare, and a few have never before been published. Together they give an inside look at the protective service of the Third Reich and the lengths these services went to while protecting one of history's most hated figures in the midst of a world war."

- WWII History

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