Probably General Erwin Rommel
(foreground), Kommandant des
Führerhauptquartiers, and members of
the escort unit, location unknown. Click
image to enter gallery.
II: Index to an album of worm's eye view
life in Führer escort
photographic album of life
at Adolf Hitler's
was purchased by Richard Stannard,
a US Civil War buff, at an American
auction in 2005. The
first twenty pages contain mostly visits
by personalities; this second gallery
(from the same album) depicts a worm's-eye
view of life with the platoon. Erwin
Rommel (Kdt of the FHQu from 1938 to
early 1940) is visible in two of the
pictures in the second gallery.
soldier who evidently took many of the
snapshots was perhaps a member of the
Führerbegleitbatallion. The first
page has an elaborate gilt title: "Zur
Erinnerung an meine Dienstzeit in der 3.
(schweren) Komp. des
Führerhauptquartiers" which means:
"In memory of my service time in the 3rd
(Heavy) Company of the Fuhrer's HQ." There
are also picture of the graves of three
comrades, Nov 1941.
have made high resolution scans of 7 to 10
MB each (where photos have been printed on
wartime textured matt paper, the texture
shows on the scans). The photos reproduced
in this gallery are of course
low-resolution versions. The captions are
provisional. We invite readers to submit
corrections at this link .
first gallery, including visits by