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  • ISBN 1932033459
  • ISBN13 978-1932033458
  • Language English
  • Author James Wilson
  • Publisher Casemate; First Edition edition (May 19, 2005)
  • Pages 224
  • Formats txt doc docx lrf
  • Category History
  • Subcategory Europe
  • Size ePub 1739 kb
  • Size Fb2 1773 kb
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 641

The Nazis had no equals at ferociously exploiting new methods of reaching the general population with their political message. The humble postcard became in the 1930's a powerful tool for winning the hearts and minds of the German people. In this unique book James Wilson demonstrates, using 270 original German postcards from his personal collection, how Hitler's obsession with the beautiful and normally peaceful Bavarian mountain area of Berchtesgadener Land was used to project a powerful but totally misleading image of this most evil regime.Haus Wachenfeld, the simple Alpine cottage purchased by Hitler in 1933, evolved to become the Berghof, the Southern headquarters of the Third Reich, and second only to Berlin in terms of importance.Hitler's Alpine Retreat offers an extraordinary atmospheric opportunity to view the landscape, buildings (mostly now long disappeared) and close associates of the Führer. Each of the superb contemporary images records a unique moment of history which would otherwise have been lost forever.

Adolf Hitler became completely captivated by Berchtesgaden and the Obersalzberg when he first visited the area .

Adolf Hitler became completely captivated by Berchtesgaden and the Obersalzberg when he first visited the area in 1923. In time, he bought Haus Wachenfeld and made the area his second seat of government. This original book tells the story of the area, and-in contemporary postcards and photographs-how it was transformed by Hitler and his henchmen (Goering, Goebbels and Borman).

Hitler's Alpine Retreat. 470 printed pages This original book tells the story of the area and how it was transformed by Hitler and his henchmen (Goering, Goebbels and Borman) in words an. . Adolf Hitler became 'completely captivated' by Berchtesgaden and the Obersalzberg when he first visited the area in 1923. In time he bought Haus Wachenfeld and made the area his second seat of government. This meant major construction of the Berghof barracks, administrative buildings, airstrips and the famous 'Eagle's Nest'. This original book tells the story of the area and how it was transformed by Hitler and his henchmen (Goering, Goebbels and Borman) in words and, most significantly, contemporary postcards and photographs. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. How do I upload a book?

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This original book tells the story of the area, and-in contemporary postcards and photographs-how it was transformed by Hitler and his henchmen (Goering, Goebbels and Borman).

Hitler's Alpine Headquarters look at the development of the Obersalzberg from a small, long established farming community, into Hitler's country residence and the Nazis' southern headquarters. Introducing new images. Introducing new images and additional text, this book is a much expanded sequel to the author's acclaimed Hitler's Alpine Retreat (P & S 2005). This book will appeal to those with a general interest in the Third Reich. It explains how and why Hitler chose this area to build a home and his connection to this region.

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Download Hitlers Alpine Retreat or any other file from Books category. In this unique book James Wilson demonstrates, using 270 original German postcards from his personal collection, how Hitler's obsession with the beautiful and normally peaceful Bavarian mountain area of Berchtesgadener Land was used to project a powerful but totally misleading image of this most evil regime. Haus Wachenfeld, the simple Alpine cottage purchased by Hitler in 1933, evolved to become the Berghof, the Southern headquarters of the Third Reich, and second only to Berlin in terms of importance. Download from free file storage.

The smiling face of evil: Adolf Hitler grins as he poses with children and relaxes at his Alpine retreat in propaganda photographs meant to show his softer side. A new book 'Hitler's Alpine Headquarters' features a collection of rare Nazi propaganda shots from the 1930s

The smiling face of evil: Adolf Hitler grins as he poses with children and relaxes at his Alpine retreat in propaganda photographs meant to show his softer side. A new book 'Hitler's Alpine Headquarters' features a collection of rare Nazi propaganda shots from the 1930s. The Fuhrer is captured socialising with families and supporters in the snaps taken near his vacation home. Haus Wachenfeld later known as Berghof is where Hitler spent more time than anywhere else during WWII.

James Wilson has written Hitler's Alpine Retreats and Propaganda Postcards of the Luftwaffe. He is an expert on the Berchtesgadener area and an avid collector of postcards. He lives near Croydon. Country of Publication. History & Military.

Hitlers Alpine Retreat(Kindle). WWII Photographic eBooks Military. James Wilson demonstrates how Hitler connected with his people though lies and deceit, by way of postcards that show an ideal Germany, however this was far from the truth. 9Print price £1. 9. These picturesque scenes mask the evil regime that was being persued and capture beautifully the mindset and the devious nature that embodied Hitler and the lengths he would go to, to achieve his goals.

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Winasana
I have a vast collection of WWII and Nazi period books and this by far has become my favorite. The book is well researched with excellent photos (many new) to accompany the text. Being a fan of the era, I couldn't put this book down and wished it was one volume of a series (hoping for more).

There are many treats in this book. 1) New never before seen photos 2) Excellent research 3) Past & Present comparison photos 4) Analysis of other high ranking officials 5) Rare AH photos and event details

If you are interested in WWII or the Nazi regime/era, this book will not disappoint. Highly recomended purchase, such an excellent find!
Budar
I purchased this in anticipation of a visit to the area. The German government discourages tourism of Hitler-related sites, despite their obvious interest, so finding information can be difficult. Thanks to an outstanding picture collection, one gets a good sense of the area and Hitler's retreat, and finally gets a clear idea of what is what on the Obersalzberg. Had this been paired with some architectural illustrations and maps, it would be an outstanding resource, but even as is, it will give you most of the information you can't find elsewhere. The pictures are endlessly interesting. I agree with other reviewers that some of the captions are curiously celebratory.
Shakagul
Let's face it. For some reason, we are attracted to anything that has the words "Hitler" or "Third Reich" in title. Want to boost your ratings? Improve your readership? Simply find a way to incorporate either of those words in the title and presto! Frankly, that's what first attracted my attention to this book. It was the rare pre-war pictures that kept my attention. I've seen a lot of Hitler and Nazi Germany photos over the years; some quite unusual, but few gathered in a single book such as this one. In addition, the author presents these pictures as they originally appeared, and without the typical Nazi-bashing. The pictures and the subject are presented simply for what they are...a compelling individual at or near his height of power, surrounded by a fawning public, lots of children (it's hard to tell who adores who the most), and spectacular backdrop. This book is for anyone interested in the early years of Nazi Germany; a time when the magic spell Hitler held over the Germans and World was in full blossom.
Cherry The Countess
Excellent insider photos that escaped the history books. Well worth the purchase.
Tamesya
Prompt delivery. Excellent content and photos.
Jark
written entirely in German. I should have read the product description more closely prior to purchase. Be sure and order the English version unless you are fluent in German. Otherwise, an excellent book with amazing pictures.
Avarm
I recently ordered a copy of this book and read it as soon as it arrived. It was not what I anticipated but it in many other ways exceeded anything I could have expected.

I expected some color photos in the book, as matter of fact, there are none. I expected an in depth study of the area around Bavaria and the border of Germany with Austria. What I got was a book organized around a German postcard collection. Once I began to focus my attention on what was there, the book began to have interest. I feel there are other books that would give me more of what I desire, and today I ordered a couple.

This book, however, is a very worthwhile book, giving information and illustration to the postcard industry that flourished in Germany shortly before WWII and also into the war. This is an industry of which I've been aware, but had seen only one other book composed around postcards of the Luftwaffe, and as it turns out it was by this very same author.

Though I would recommend this book to any serious reader of WWII subjects, I would also caution that what we view here are not objective photos, but were pre-planned to offer the best affect from Joseph Goebbel's propaganda machine. These postcards were not published for history, cannot be accepted as history, but were set forth to show a staged performance for and to the German people. And it worked, as the book shows clearly hundreds, and thousands, made their way to this area to view their beloved leader. What they saw was what the N.S.D.A.P wanted them to see, and the surrounding area eventually became a veritable one populated with Hitler's subalterns. Men such as Goering and Bormann also had homes in that area, with Bormann giving the previous owner the choice taking money for the home, or going to a concentration camp. The wise doctor took the money! Many other complexes began to surround Hitler's Berghof in order to be near the center of government, for at times Hitler spend up to six months at a time at the Obersalzberg home.

What a couple other reviewers mention here, I also noted: the author though not sympathetic to the Nazis, certainly is alittle too respectful of them for my taste. One example early on, the allies heavily bombed the entire complex a few days before the war ended. The author seems to think that was not necessary, with that I differ: the war was still ongoing and these were legitimate targets to me, as the thinking was that arms and underground troops could be in these mountains for a last ditch/last stand. One of the reasons several authors state for Eisenhower to swing south away from Berlin, was the fear that partisans would stage a last stand in this Bavarian area. I find this author's view that the Nazis should have escaped the bombing rather strange. Though Patton laughed at the idea of the "werewolves" being in the area, Eisenhower took it very seriously.

But this book overall is very instructive for anyone interested in the change of the area from peacetime 1930's through the war years even into the postwar years. As another reviewer stated, those few photos from 2004 are very handy to compare what once was and what now is. So, finally, if one has any interest in the Obersalzberg or Berghof (Haus Wachenfeld) or "Eagle' Nest" (Kehlsteinhaus) or the Bavarian alps this book can hardly disappoint.

Semper Fi.
All perfect one. Thank you for everything