Berghof Obersalzberg

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Br. James » 28 Mar 2014 15:43

What book has Geoff written? While I'm not surprised, I must have missed seeing an advert at some point! Could someone point me in the right direction?!

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by PavelH » 28 Mar 2014 16:47

What book has Geoff written? While I'm not surprised, I must have missed seeing an advert at some point! Could someone point me in the right direction?!

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Br. James » 29 Mar 2014 15:09

Wonderful news! Many thanks, Pavel! Now, how does one go about securing an autographed copy? (Perhaps Geoff could respond to this directly, even by PM if he chooses?)

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Geoff Walden » 29 Mar 2014 21:24

Once the book is out (I hope it's next month, although Amazon.com now says 13 May), I would be happy to sign anyone's copy. Just send me an e-mail via the link beneath my avatar.

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by ghostsoldier » 30 Mar 2014 02:17

I'll take you up on that, Geoff...I'd love to have a signed copy (as soon as they are available, as I have one waiting via Amazon Prime.) :)

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by N.C. Wyeth » 30 Mar 2014 03:40

ghostsoldier wrote:I'll take you up on that, Geoff...I'd love to have a signed copy (as soon as they are available
Count me "IN" too, Geoff . . . but for the book-signing, I think I'll wait for a day together at Hofbrauhaus Newport - I'll even bring the Sharpie marker, and a sack of White Castles. :lol:
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Geoff Walden » 30 Mar 2014 15:03

I'll be there! :thumbsup:

Haus Wachenfeld / Berghof ???

Does anyone recognize the location where this photo was taken?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/161256739700?ru= ... _22wt_1142
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Alpenfestung » 30 Mar 2014 18:12

Geoff Walden wrote:I'll be there! :thumbsup:

Haus Wachenfeld / Berghof ???

Does anyone recognize the location where this photo was taken?

http://www.ebay.de/itm/161256739700?ru= ... _22wt_1142

Look at the wall and the tree - could it be a back entrance, next to the adjutancy building on the west side of the old Haus Wachenfeld compound?
WachenfeldAerialPhoto002.JPG
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Geoff Walden » 30 Mar 2014 20:43

It's possible ... in the early days there was a wooden gate in that area (but apparently not exactly where this gate is, if this ebay image shows Haus Wachenfeld). But I looked through several images and I can't find any that shows the configuration of that ebay image, with a roof coming down over that wall at that angle. But if that really is Haus Wachenfeld, that's the only logical place it could be. It would be nice to find a clear image that shows this.
wachenfeldearlysidegate.jpg
Pavel posted this one earlier.
BerghofVillaBechsteinpavelh.jpg
This aerial view doesn't seem to show that configuration, with a roof and angles like that.
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Geoff Walden » 30 Mar 2014 20:55

A view from the other side, with an enlargement. The wall doesn't look the same configuration to me ... But again, no definitve proof, one way or another (to me, anyway).
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Alpenfestung » 30 Mar 2014 22:20

Geoff Walden wrote:A view from the other side, with an enlargement. The wall doesn't look the same configuration to me ... But again, no definitve proof, one way or another (to me, anyway).
Geoff,
Great pictures, the Eva Braun album photo shows the part of the roof that's hidden behind the trees in the aerial photo - I think the gate is right where the wall meets the end of that building (not visible in the photo), that would explain the angle of the roof in the ebay photo. But, like you said, no definitive proof until somebody finds a photo taken from back in that corner.
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Br. James » 30 Mar 2014 23:03

Great news, Geoff...I didn't realize that your book hasn't been released yet. Thought I had missed it! I'll be sure to send you an email to follow up on an autograph as soon as I land a copy.

And sorry but I don't recognize that gateway as part of the Berghof or Haus Wachenfeld complex -- which doesn't mean it wasn't, of course!

All good wishes with your publishing effort,

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by N.C. Wyeth » 30 Mar 2014 23:57

Alpenfestung wrote: I think the gate is right where the wall meets the end of that building (not visible in the photo), that would explain the angle of the roof in the ebay photo. But, like you said, no definitive proof until somebody finds a photo taken from back in that corner.
I'm with you . . . this location would make the most sense, considering the perspective of the photo. Without any other evidence, I think the angle of the barbed wire at the roofline, and the tree in foreground, lend much weight to this conclusion. :thumbsup:
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Max » 31 Mar 2014 03:08

Not very helpful for this question but it's an unusual angle I've not seen before.
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Steve Hoog » 31 Mar 2014 19:54

The picture in post 3476 seems most convincing to me of all the others, but still leaves me wondering.

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