Customer Reviews


 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight into living in the Fuhrer Bunker in Voss Strasse
This book comes highly recommended. I purchased it last week and have been unable to put it down for long. The author describes what it was like to live inside the Fuhrer Bunker, knowing that The Russian Army were not too far from Berlin. A very well written historical account. Bernd paints pictures with words and makes it very easy to imagine what it might be like to be...
Published on 14 Dec. 2010 by Mr Batchelor

versus
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Misleading title.......
I bought this book at a discount so this is not a whine about the price. Also, it is an interesting read and a concise view of various events from this dark era of history.

The problem is the title - it is misleading. There is only chapter ten which covers events in the bunker, roughly thirty pages worth.

So, now you know.......
Published on 13 Jan. 2011 by Tris Fitzmaurice


Most Helpful First | Newest First

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Misleading title......., 13 Jan. 2011
By 
This review is from: In the Bunker with Hitler: The Last Witness Speaks (Paperback)
I bought this book at a discount so this is not a whine about the price. Also, it is an interesting read and a concise view of various events from this dark era of history.

The problem is the title - it is misleading. There is only chapter ten which covers events in the bunker, roughly thirty pages worth.

So, now you know.......
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating insight into living in the Fuhrer Bunker in Voss Strasse, 14 Dec. 2010
This review is from: In the Bunker with Hitler: The Last Witness Speaks (Paperback)
This book comes highly recommended. I purchased it last week and have been unable to put it down for long. The author describes what it was like to live inside the Fuhrer Bunker, knowing that The Russian Army were not too far from Berlin. A very well written historical account. Bernd paints pictures with words and makes it very easy to imagine what it might be like to be in his position. Terrifying and not knowing who to confide in. Other times, Bernd's detailing of travel to military areas outside of Berlin are fascinating.Most of the well-known high-ranking German military are mentioned in chilling detail. I think it is a real shame that The Fuhrer Bunker has been sealed up. It is one of the most historic constructions of the 20th Century and should be left as a testament to allow historians like myself the possibility of visiting it.I doubt this will ever happen, especially after the street in Berlin named after Herman Goering has had a name change. In addition to this book, I would also recommend "Berlin: The Downfall" by Anthony Beevor and view the excellent documentary about the tunnels and bunkers of Berlin.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting, 23 Jan. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: In the Bunker with Hitler: The Last Witness Speaks (Paperback)
Backs up other accounts of what happened, not brilliantly written but offer another angle of the tempestuous last days in the Fuhrerbunker.
However Rochus Misch was in the bunker slightly longer and is still alive.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars NOT A RELIABLE HISTORICAL DOCUMENT, 18 Nov. 2013
This review is from: In the Bunker with Hitler: The Last Witness Speaks (Paperback)
Having just read this book as a historian studying Hitler's career for over 30 years I was dissapointed at the blatant self-serving glorifications of the writer and his - all too typical - claims that he knew nothing of the Nazi attrocities. He worked several years on the periphery of Hitler's inner circles but never even heard of the extermination camps until after the war. (yeah, right!). He carefully avoids comment on the plight of the Jews!

Two aspects of this book destroy the writers credibility: Firstly the Valkyrie plot. He knew Stauffenberg and admits his own cousin and closest friend got him into the armed forces. The SAME cousin who he would have tacit meetings with by walking in woodlands at lunchtime prior to the Valkyrie attack. The same cousin who made the detonator for Stauffenberg's bomb! Yet the writer knew nothing of the plot whatsoever, despite working with and belonging to the 'old guard' military officers of the old upper class. All his friends are "Vons", all those worthy of his praise are "Vons" and all his political sympathies are with the "Vons". Do I detect a strong bias??

The other condemnation of this book, in his own words, are his several claims early in the book when recounting his involvement in the fighting in Russia. How many times did he alone miraculously save 'his' troops by finding 'the only bridge left to run escape over' or the only tiny gap in Russian lines to sneak through??!! How many times did he have brilliant ideas that hisgenerals had never considered??!! Audie Murphy won the war for the Yanks: this guy is the German Audie Murphy. Some of his claims would make great Monty Python sketches.

Once credibility is destroyed, (quite early on in the book), it becomes tiresome to read. The serious historian will garner only a few small factoids from the book, otherwise it is about as useful as a "Ladybird Book Of Hitler's Bunker". If the tagline was "everyone with a Von in their name is great like me and everyone else was a naughty Nazi" then you would know what to expect.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad read, 22 Nov. 2013
If you read this in conjunction with Traudel Junge's book it gives you another view. Well worth a read if your interested in the daily life of the Wolfsschanze and the Berlin bunker.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars Great read., 22 Feb. 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: In the Bunker with Hitler: The Last Witness Speaks (Paperback)
Its nice to read a first hand account of a German officer,very informative and hard to put down.Makes a good addition to your military book collection.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars great book, 19 April 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
brilliant book well written and researched and interesting subject on Adolf hitler and those around him in the final days of the third reich
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 29 Dec. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Good book but short.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 23 Sept. 2014
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: In the Bunker with Hitler: The Last Witness Speaks (Paperback)
excellent
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

In the Bunker with Hitler: The Last Witness Speaks
In the Bunker with Hitler: The Last Witness Speaks by Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven (Paperback - 21 Mar. 2007)
£9.99
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews