Synopses & Reviews
In 1942 Hitler requested stenographers take down every word said during the daily military conferences at German army high command headquarters, which was wherever Hitler was. Of the more than 100,000 pages recorded, about 1,000 survived destruction in 1945. Hitler and His Generals contains newly discovered documents never published before, either in their entirety or in English. An amazing and irreplacable historical document that is required reading for any scholar or student of the Second World War.
This remarkable book presents detailed minutes of Hitler's military conferences between 1942 and 1945.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 1128-1139) and index.
The military conferences that Hitler had twice daily with his staff, where he directed the war, were transcribed by stenographers from 1942 to 1945 in the bunker. These authentic documents are the only record kept by the Germans of their highest military decisions at the critical moment when the war turned against them.
The only complete edition in any language of all the known stenographic conferences. These are the first verbatim records in history of military planning at the highest level.
About the Author
Helmut Heiber is a contemporary historian working for the Institute for Contemporary History in Munich, where he lives.