This is the personal account of a Luftwaffe aide always at Hitler s side from 1937 until the last days in Berlin, now published for the first time in English.Nicolaus von Below was a 29-year-old pilot when Goering selected him for the position of Hitler s Luftwaffe adjutant. He was with Hitler at every stage as the Second World War unfolded. His observations tell of Hitler s responses to momentous events as well as military decisions and policy-making at Führer Headquarters. This is a superb source describing life in Hitler s inner circle, relied upon on by Gitta Sereny in her biography of Albert Speer.He provides fascinating insight into how Hitler planned the invasions of Poland and Russia, what he thought of Britain and America, why he placed his faith in the V-1 and V-2 projects, how others dealt with him, and much more. Von Below was present at the assassination attempt in July 1944, and records the effect on Hitler and his followers. Von Below was the last of Hitler s close military entourage to emerge from the bunker alive. His frank memoir will appeal to anyone interested in how Hitler ran his war. He was denounced to the British in 1946 and imprisoned as a material witness at Nuremberg, until being discharged in 1947.
Among those surviving the bomb blast of 20 July 1944 was Nicolaus von Below. We may think it fortunate that he did, for after the war he would produce this important memoir of the eight... [read full review]Stephanie A. Jefford
In At Hitler's Side Nicolaus Von Below offers an intriguing and unparalleled insight into the inner workings of the Nazi high command. From his vantage point as Hitler's Luftwaffe Adjutant, Von Below was not only... [read full review]T. Kiernan
This book takes you on an astonishing journey, alongside Hitler himself, throughout every stage of the Second World War. At the age of just twenty nine, Nicolaus Von Below was selected by Goering for the... [read full review]Lisa
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With Hitler to the EndThe Memoirs of Adolf Hitler’s Valet
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Nicolaus von Below was a 29-year-old pilot when Goering selected him for the position of Hitler’s Luftwaffe adjutant. He was with Hitler at every stage as World War II was planned and unfolded. His observations tell of Hitler’s responses to momentous events as well as military decisions and policy-making at Führer Headquarters.
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