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Berchtesgaden In Ruins

Discussion in 'Battle for Berlin' started by Cabel1960, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. Cabel1960

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    A view from a P-47 Thunderbolt of the U.S. Army 12th Air Force as it flies low over the crumbled ruins of what once was Hitler's retreat at Berchtesgaden, Germany, on May 26, 1945. You can see small and large bomb craters dot the grounds around the wreckage.

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    It was said that Hitler was somewhat disappointed that his own home had not been bombed because it wasn't easy for him to look the millions of German people who had been bombed out of their own homes in the eye and say "I feel your pain" ... So the RAF obliged.

    The bombing of "The Eagle's Nest", Berchtesgaden was the last operation of the war for the famous 617 squadron. Using a mix of bombs including "tallboys", they inflicted serious damage (in other words "flattened") the SS barracks and some other installations but failed to hit Hitler's house on the mountain top.
     
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    I often wondered if missing the house was done for a purpose? Maybe looting wasn't really the reason, was it!! :wtf:
     

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