Based on intelligence documents, personal testimonies, memoirs and official histories, including material only declassified in 2010, Guarding Hitler provides the reader with a fascinating inside look at the secret world of Hitler's security and domestic arrangements. The book focuses in particular on both the official and private life of Hitler during the latter part of the war, at the Wolfs Lair at Rastenburg, and Hitler's private residence at Berchtesgaden, the Berghof. Guarding Hitler manages to offer fresh insights into the life and routine of the Fuhrer, and most importantly the often indiscreet opinions, observations and activities of the 'little people' who surrounded Hitler but whose stories have been overshadowed by the great affairs of state. It covers not only the plots against Hitler's life but the way security developed as a result. His use of 'doubles' is examined as is security whilst travelling by land or air. As little has been written about the security and domestic life of Adolf Hitler, Guarding Hitler allows the reader to delve deeper into this previously overlooked but nonetheless fascinating aspect of the world's most infamous man.
Praise for Mark Felton's books:
The Devil's Doctors
"Uncovers the shocking links between Allied POWs and the infamous Unit 731, at the Mukden POW Camp in Northern China, and proves that the British and American governments co-operated post-war, using data derived from Japanese experiments for chemical and biological warfare purposes." Guardian
The Last Nazis
"This 200-page hardback is designed to shock readers with accounts of the heinous crimes commited by evil men and women. It succeeds."
Dover Express, Folkstone Herald, Deal Express
Children of the Camps
"Survivors' testimonies run right through the book, as we follow their traumatic change of circumstance and experiences from pre-war priviledge into the horrors of the internment camps."
WW2 Re-enactors Magazine
21st Century Courage
"HEROISM is an ever-popular theme in the publishing world. There are an abundance of books recounting tales of bravery during both of the World Wars, but this title is slightly different in that it focuses on modern-day feats. A collection of well-written chapters highlights the bravery of both military and civilian medal winners. The author sets out to show that the firefighters, police officers, civilians and Service personnel of today are the equal of their forbearers. He has succeeded in producing an inspiring tribute to the courage of 21st century citizens."
Today is a Good Day to Fight
"Today is a Good Day to Fight shows how the United States of America was born of an abomination, one which it "remains implacable in refusing to address".
The Times Literary Supplement
"A no-holds barred book ... successfully strips away the myths that may still govern Western minds." The Oxford Times
The Real Tenko
"This well-researched book has to be read." The Ministry of Defence
"The Real Tenko has to be read but be warned, such is the grim nature of its contents, reaching the end of this disturbing and harrowing account is a relief." Soldier
"This book is a testimony to the courage and fortitude of those who suffered at the hands of the Japanese."
Britain at War Magazine
Featured in the Sunday Express on 2 August 2009 and was voted 'Best Book of 2009' in The Japan Times
Slaughter at Sea
Featured in the Mail on Sunday on 4 November 2007
"A serious and in-depth study of a little known and dark aspect of Naval warfare, the author has uncovered numerous atrocities committed against civilians and sailors alike by the Imperial Japanese Navy in the Second World War. He examines the outrages and the culture that made them possible in a chilling and disturbing book." Naval and Military Press
Dr. Mark Felton spent nearly a decade teaching in Shanghai, where he organised the Poppy Appeal and was involved with many historical and World War II commemorative projects. As well as writing several acclaimed books, he has published widely in historical periodicals around the world. He lives in Colchester, Essex, with his wife and son.