A Radio 4 documentary investigates the Hitler rumours, Steve Punt examines the rumours that Hitler was intending to set up his command headquarters in the south London suburb of Balham. Du Cane Court has suffered from these rumours for many years.
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.