Hitler's Headquarters: From Beer Hall to Bunker, 1920-1945
Blaine Taylor has written and assembled a photographic history of Adolf Hitler's many headquarters, both before and during World War II. Taylor includes all of the private residences, offices, command posts, and even mobile headquarters from which the Nazi dictator planned his rise to power and the conquest of Europe. Taylor recounts the background and physical description of each headquarters while also relating these locations' importance to the larger story of Nazi Germany and World War II.
Restless, Hitler rarely worked at a desk and was almost always on the move during the war, with headquarters scattered throughout Germany and across the continent from the Ukraine to Belgium. Taylor describes the best-known headquarters, such as Wolf's Lair, the Berchtes-gaden complex, and the Berlin bunker, but he also includes many lesser-known ones such as Hitler's armored train Amerika, Felsennest near the Belgian border, and the compound code-named Tannenberg in the Black Forest. Hitler spent a fortune on these varied sites, some of which he never used. Ultimately, and perhaps fittingly, he spent his final days before committing suicide holed up in his extensive bunker deep beneath Berlin.
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