From David Irving: Heinrich
Lance Corporal Bill Carrot was on guard
duty at No. 31a Uelzener Strasse this day, May 24.
When driver Norman Redford arrived to bring
him his meals, he asked Carrot about the unusual
level of activity, with high ranking officers and
military police. Redford was a driver of the 2nd
Battalion of the Monmouthshire regiment, working in
the Defence Company's transport section that day;
as duty driver this day he had to take meals to all
guard posts at Second Army headquarters; knowing
that Redford had an Ensign Selfix folding camera --
the troops used him as an 'unofficial' army
photographer -- Carrot said only, 'Come back later
-- and bring your camera.'
When Redford returned, Carrot told him to go
round the back and get in through a window that had
been left open, while he kept lookout round the
front of the house. Lying on the floor was a body
whom Redford recognized at once as being that of
'The body was not in a very good position for
taking a photograph,' recalled Redford later, 'so
we propped him up against an upturned table which
we had covered with a blanket.' He took a photo
using room lighting and the light coming in from
the nearby window, then made good his escape.
He developed the film himself using an army
caravan as a darkroom, but took the negatives to a
local chemist the next day to make prints in return
for chocolate and cigarettes. Hearing of his
escapade the guard duty officer demanded the
negative and warned him against speaking to anyone
about what I had done.
Redford, 'The Demise of Heinrich Himmler 1945,'
undated (1989?); cf The Daily Mirror,
May 6, 1945
Carl Sutton," or "Norman Redford"? ]