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Hitler's famous "Berghof" (mountain house) is only a bomb-ripped, fire-scarred shell near Berchtesgaden, Germany on . British and American bomber planes hit it in a raid on April 25, 1945, just two weeks before the war ended. Then German SS troops set it afire with explosives just before the French troops captured the place on May 4. Souvenir hunters completed the destruction. They carried away even the marble steps, the oak paneling from the walls, and the tile from Hitler's and Eva Braun's bathrooms
WWII Germany Destruction, Berchtesgaden, Germany
WWII Germany Destruction, Berchtesgaden, Germany
WWII Germany Destruction, Berchtesgaden, Germany
WWII Germany Destruction, Berchtesgaden, Germany
WWII Germany Destruction, Berchtesgaden, Germany
WWII Germany Destruction, Berchtesgaden, Germany
WWII Germany Destruction, Berchtesgaden, Germany

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WWII Germany Destruction, Berchtesgaden, Germany

Hitler's famous "Berghof" (mountain house) is only a bomb-ripped, fire-scarred shell near Berchtesgaden, Germany on . British and American bomber planes hit it in a raid on April 25, 1945, just two weeks before the war ended. Then German SS troops set it afire with explosives just before the French troops captured the place on May 4. Souvenir hunters completed the destruction. They carried away even the marble steps, the oak paneling from the walls, and the tile from Hitler's and Eva Braun's bathrooms

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