Hitler's Last Witness

Hitler's Last Witness

The Memoir of Hitler's Bodyguard

eBook - 2014
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After being seriously wounded in the 1939 Polish campaign, Rochus Misch was invited to join Hitler''s SS-bodyguard. There he served until the war''s end as Hitler''s bodyguard, courier, orderly and finally as Chief of Communications. On the Berghof terrace he watched Eva Braun organize parties; observed Heinrich Himmler and Albert Speer; and monitored telephone conversations from Berlin to the East Prussian FHQ on 20 July 1944 after the attempt on Hitler''s life. Towards the end Misch was drawn into the Führerbunker with the last of the ''faithful''. As defeat approached, he remained in charge.
Publisher: ©2014
South Yorkshire, England :, Frontline Books,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9781473837010
1473837014
9781473836082
1473836085
9781848327498
Characteristics: 1 online resource (305 pages) : illustrations, photographs
Additional Contributors: Moorhouse, Roger
Misch, Rochus - Author
Contents: Hitler''s Last Day: 30 April 1945Negotiations and the Goebbels Children: 1 May 1945; Break-out and Capture; My Nine Years in Soviet Captivity; My Homecoming and New Beginnings; Short Biographies; Index.
Illustrations; Acknowledgements; Introduction by Roger Moorhouse; Author''s Introduction; My Childhood:1917-1937; Conscripted Soldier: 1937-1939; The Outbreak of War: 1939; Hitler Needs a Courier; My Reich
The Telephone Switchboard; The Berghof, Hitler''s Special Train and Rudolf Hess; FHQ Wolfsschanze: 1941; FHQ Wolfsschanze, FHQ Wehrwolf, Stalingrad, My Honeymoon: 1942; The Eastern Front Begins to Turn West: 1943; The Philanderer: 1944; Weddings and Treason: 1944; Preparing the Berlin Bunker: February
April 1945; Bunker Life: The Last Fortnight of April 1945.
Summary: After being seriously wounded in the 1939 Polish campaign, Rochus Misch was invited to join Hitler''s SS-bodyguard. There he served until the war''s end as Hitler''s bodyguard, courier, orderly and finally as Chief of Communications. On the Berghof terrace he watched Eva Braun organize parties; observed Heinrich Himmler and Albert Speer; and monitored telephone conversations from Berlin to the East Prussian FHQ on 20 July 1944 after the attempt on Hitler''s life. Towards the end Misch was drawn into the Führerbunker with the last of the ''faithful''. As defeat approached, he remained in charge.

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