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I guarded Albert Speer - Adrian Greaves

Features | By Adrian Greaves

Bunkered: Eva Braun and Albert Speer

Adrian Greaves, the last surviving soldier to guard Hitler’s architect in Berlin, learnt Eva Braun’s secret from the lying charmer

In Berlin in 1961, aged 18, serving with the Royal Sussex Regiment, I was detailed for my first two-day duty as guard commander at the nearby gloomy Spandau Prison. It housed the last three Nazi war criminals: Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess; the Hitler Youth leader, Baldur von Shirach; and Hitler’s architect and Armaments Minister, Albert Speer. I ended up guarding Speer for three years. ...


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