Did Hitler Really Spare Du Cane Court For His Nazi Headquarters?
We’ve all heard the rumours that Du Cane Court was to have been earmarked for Hitler’s HQ. According to Londonist, Du Cane did avoid direct bombing, although as they also point out Bomb Sight records a bomb falling just metres from Du Cane Court. Londonist also put forward the theory that the Nazis wouldn’t have bombed so close to the building if Hitler had ordered them not to (unless it was a case of bomber error).
As Londonist also point out the theory that Du Cane Court resembles a swastika from above is also bunkum. Read for yourself what other buildings were thought to be slated as a Nazi HQ if Hitler had won the war and a fascinating article showing Du Cane looking in no way like a swastika.
More at Londonist about Du Cane and the Nazi’s.
It’s important to note that there is no credible historical evidence to suggest that Adolf Hitler intended to set up his command headquarters in the south London suburb of Balham or anywhere else in London. During World War II, Hitler’s headquarters were primarily based in Germany, with several locations serving as his command centers, such as the Wolf’s Lair in Poland and the Berghof in Bavaria.
It’s important to exercise caution with regards to historical claims or rumors without reliable sources. While there were bombing campaigns conducted by Nazi Germany against London during the war, there is no documented evidence to support the notion that Hitler had specific plans to establish his command headquarters in Balham or any other location in London.
It’s crucial to rely on well-documented historical sources and verified information when discussing significant events and historical figures.