Guarding the Führer: Sepp Dietrich & Adolf Hitler
By Blaine Taylor. German leader Adolf Hitler was one of the most controversial politicians and military commanders in all history. His life was conspired against by all manner of enemies, both foreign and domestic: German communists, Russian communists, political and military opponents, rival Nazi leaders and the intelligence services of the Allied powers, among them the British Special Operations Executive, who was in charge of organizing uprisings against foreign leaders.
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 Blaine Taylor’s story of how he did so, as told through the exciting sagas of Sepp Dietrich and his SS, as well as of German government security leader Johann Rattenhuber and his Reich Security Service.
Here we see the measures used to protect Hitler in public, his cars, planes, trains, homes and military headquarters scattered across conquered Europe, and during personal appearances.
This is the story of how a man that so many critics wanted dead managed to stay alive for so long.
Hardback, 192 pages.