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Hi, I want to attempt to make a diorama as historically accurate as possible of Hitler's Eagle's Nest. The problem is I am having a really hard time finding blueprints or detailed drawings of it. If anyone can help me out with some sources, please let me know.
I don't remember exactly, but I am pretty sure that the last episode of the HBO Band of Brothers series featured a recreation of the Eagle's Nest. It is certaintly not blueprints or schematics and is probably not historically accurate in details, but it could give a good indication as to the general architecture of the place. Hope this helps.
There is a book called something like "Operation Foxley: The British Plan to Kill Hitler" that has details of one of Hitler's HQs, but I can't remember which one, I'm afraid. I think it also has details of guards uniforms etc. if you want that sort of thing.
The Eagles Nest was the crazed one's personal residence at Berchtesgarten (check my spelling!) wasn't it? There is a book out called 'Hitler's Berghof', which I think is the same place. The book is listed on the RZM website and though it's not specifically about the design/construction of the Eagles Nest it is a photograhpic record by A.H.'s personal photographer of his time there so should include pictures that give you a good idea of it's architectural style. Wasn't there a 'golden' elevator there or something? Another myth?
By the way, the Wolfschanze (wolf's lair?) was the demented one's H.Q. in East Prussia (where the assasination attempt took place - damn that oak table!)