I Was Hitler's Pilot (Paperback)
The Memoirs of Hans Baur
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A decorated First World War pilot, Hans Baur was one of the leading commercial aviators of the 1920s before being before becoming Adolf Hitler’s personal pilot, a role he first undertook during the election campaign in 1932. Hitler, who loathed flying, felt safe with Baur and would allow no one else to pilot him. As a result, an intimate relationship developed between the two men and it is this which gives these memoirs a special significance. Hitler relaxed in Baur's company and talked freely of his plans and of his real opinions about his friends and allies.
Baur was also present during some of the salient events in the history of the Third Reich; the Röhm Putsch, the advent of Eva Braun, von Ribbentrop’s journey to Moscow, and the attempt on Hitler’s life in the Bürgerbräukeller in Munich. When war came in 1939, it was Baur who flew Hitler from front to front.
Baur remained in Hitler’s service right up to the final days in the Führerbunker. In a powerful account of Hitler’s last hours, Baur describes his final discussions with the Führer before his suicide; and his last meeting with Magda Goebbels in the tortuous moments before she helped kill her six children.
Throughout it all, Baur’s loyalty to the Führer never wavered. His memoirs capture these events, and many others, in all their fascinating and disturbing detail.
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The most valuable aspect of this memoir is the insight it gives us into Hitler's methods of gaining and keeping the loyalty of his close associates - Hitler the skillful politician and Hitler the charismatic boss, taking an interest in the everyday details of his staff's lives. These early reasons for Hitler's successes are often overshadowed by the later ranting, isolated, paranoid Hitler and Baur's account reminds us of the skills that made Hitler so successful and so dangerous.History of War
A worthy contribution to the overall history of the Third Reich. A thought-provoking, sometimes sobering, but always compelling and enjoyable read.Forces Pension Society
A decorated First World War pilot, Hans Baur was one of the leading commercial aviators of the 1920s. In 1932 he was engaged by Hitler to fly him on an election tour of Germany. Hitler, who loathed flying, seemingly felt safe with Baur, leading to the latter's appointment as commander of Hitler's personal squadron. In this role, Baur experienced many of the salient moments of German history in the years that followed; he even remained in Hitler's service right up until the final days in the führerbunker in 1945, all of which is detailed here.Britain at War magazine
Erich Kempka served as Hitler's personal driver from 1934 until the Führer's suicide in 1945. His candid memoirs provide a unique account that reaches a climax in the dark days in the bunker beneath Berlin's shattered streets. Kempka begins by describing his duties as a member of Hitler's staff in the early years, escorting Hitler around Europe, and other top Nazis such as Albert Speer and Field Marshal Kesselring on tours of the front line. The core of his memoir, however, covers the period spent in the Führerbunker, including accompanying Hitler on his final trip to the front line in March…By Erich Kempka, Roger Moorhouse
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