Published in France in March as "Dans Le Bunker De Hitler", this is the story of a young German officer who not only survived Stalingrad and another year on the Russian Front, but also made it out of Hitler's bunker to surrender to the British. He was ADC to the Hitler's last two commanders-in-chief, and the link between Hitler's Berlin bunker and the army's headquarters. He briefed Hitler on the deteriorating military situation, and the same time trying to help his friends arrested in the wake of the assassination attempt on Hitler in July 1944. He spent the last weeks of the war underground with Hitler after Berlin was surrounded, but escaped with two other officers to avoid falling into Russian hands.
A career soldier, Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven was one of the lucky few officers ordered out of the Sixth Army in January 1943. Appointed ADC to General Guderian, then General Krebs, he served at Hitler's HQ in East Prussia and then in the Berlin bunker. After the war he joined the West German army and served as a staff officer in various NATO postings.