Anton Bachmann was an army buddy of Adolf Hitler during World War I. According to legend, Hitler and Bachmann bravely leapt into the line of fire to rescue Lieutenant Colonel Philipp Engelhardt, who had carelessly wandered into danger. Bachmann was later transferred to another unit and died fighting in Romania.
Anton Bachmann was an army buddy of Adolf Hitler during the Great War. In 1914, Bachmann and Hitler saved the life of Lt. Col. Philipp Engelhardt by leaping in front of him to shield him from English machine-gun bullets. Incredibly, all three men emerged from the incident unharmed.