In the Bunker with Hitler by Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven
23 July 1944 - 29 April 1945

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Book DescriptionThe last survivor of Hitler's bunker speaks for the first timeSynopsisPublished in France in March as "Dans Le Bunker De Hitler", this is the story of a young German officer who not only survived Stalingrad and another year on the Russian Front, but also made it out of Hitler's bunker to surrender to the British. He was ADC to the Hitler's last two commanders-in-chief, and the link between Hitler's Berlin bunker and the army's headquarters. He briefed Hitler on the deteriorating military situation, and the same time trying to help his friends arrested in the wake of the assassination attempt on Hitler in July 1944. He spent the last weeks of the war underground with Hitler after Berlin was surrounded, but escaped with two other officers to avoid falling into Russian hands.About the AuthorA career soldier, Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven was one of the lucky few officers ordered out of the Sixth Army in January 1943. Appointed ADC to General Guderian, then General Krebs, he served at Hitler's HQ in East Prussia and then in the Berlin bunker. After the war he joined the West German army and served as a staff officer in various NATO postings.

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Near the end of World War II Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven was appointed aide-de-camp to Hitler's headquarters and finally to the Berlin bunker, where he experienced the last nine months of the Third Reich. He died in 2007 in Munich.
Published June 1, 2006 by Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 256 pages
Genres: History, Travel, War, Biographies & Memoirs, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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In the ensuing atmosphere of terror and persecution, generals shrank from offering their true opinions of the German losses at the daily situation meetings in which the Fuhrer, the only one allowed to sit, castigated them for hours about their “defeatism.” Von Loringhoven gives remarkable portrai...

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