Hitler’s Alpine Headquarters
By James Wilson. Hitler’s Alpine Headquarters takes a close look at the development of the Obersalzberg from a small, long established farming community, into Hitler’s country residence and the Nazis’ southern headquarters.
Introducing new images and additional text, this book explains how and why Hitler chose this area to build a home and his connection to this region. New chapters focus on buildings and individuals of Hitler’s inner circle not covered in earlier books.
The development of the region is extensively covered by use of contemporary propaganda postcards and accompanying detailed text. Presenting the history of this region and the many associated important historical moments in contemporary postcards allows the reader to view the subject matter as it was presented to the masses at that time.
With over 300 images and three maps, and the opportunity to compare a number of “then and now” images, the story of Hitler’s Alpine headquarters is brought to life through this extensive coverage.
Two seasons as an expert tour guide specializing in the history of the region during the Third Reich period allowed the author, James Wilson, to carry out his own detailed research.
There is an interview with a local man who, as a small boy, was photographed with Hitler, together with comments gathered during a meeting with Rochus Misch, who served on Hitler’s staff.
Hardcover, 288 pages.