Berghof Obersalzberg

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Hauswachenfeld » 10 Jun 2022 23:45

AH preferred a longer peak on his cap, it helped shade his eyes.
Holters of Berlin produced all his caps.
Linge recalls that he and Eva B. Once decided to remove the cap spring to give a more jaunty look.
AH on finding this was furious, saying it was his decision how it looked.
(EB complained to him it looked like a postman's cap)
Never the less he must have removed it from one of his caps later. as can be seen at Wolfschanze and the Berghof in 44 the cap forming ring is no longer in place,
Otto Günsche, not Linge was given the task to have his service cap repaired after the Juli bomb plot. The blast had loosened the peak when it was left on the small table within the doomed
Pictures of AH after the explosion greeting Mussolini see him wearing what was probably a 'second' cap. ...very stiff and quite new looking.
Indeed his first utterances were that the explosion had ruined a brand new pair of trousers....
Below is now in private hands in Germay. It was owned by Angolia.
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Annelie » 11 Jun 2022 00:33

Well, Angolia is an well known trusted name.

His books are the basis for many case Hans is not aware
Angolia and Schlicht wrote the uniforms and traditions books.

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by wirklich » 11 Jun 2022 07:39

Hauswachenfeld wrote:
09 Jun 2022 20:05
Field grey has different hues.

Here is a picture of some of the many different shades of feldgrau.

There are many things that can affect the color of pictures.
Age, how a picture/negative/film is stored, quality of the film/age and print paper, chemicals used/how many times the chemicals are used, skill of the person doing the work/ lighting when the picture was taken.
And then you have a scanner of unknown quality/calibration upload it.
Then it is viewed on a monitor of unknown quality/calibration.
A lot of things can go wrong.

It is too bad the Platerhof/Hotel General Walker was torn down. I stayed there and Hotel zum Türken several times.
I found the metal valve body of a German gas mask in part of the bunker system. Close to where AH house was, I found the concrete floor of a building that had glass from wine bottles that had melted.
The bomb craters from the bombing attack in 1945 were extremely large and deep.
It was fortunate they missed the Platerhof and zum Türken.

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Duane Becker » 13 Jun 2022 21:05

Article in today's Berchtesgadener Anzeiger. Truck went off bridge at the Ache. Is this the old guard shack location for the road to Obersalzberg? ... 09385.html

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Geoff Walden » 14 Jun 2022 15:09

Yes, that’s the location. You can see part of the guard house wall in the background of the photo.
In a later update a new photo shows the entire building in the background.
Thanks for posting this link, Duane.
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by SteveFBS » 14 Jun 2022 19:20

Geoff Walden wrote:
14 Jun 2022 15:09
Yes, that’s the location. You can see part of the guard house wall in the background of the photo.
In a later update a new photo shows the entire building in the background.
Thanks for posting this link, Duane.
Onkel Adi would not be happy! :P

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by muller1945 » 22 Jun 2022 21:34

In reference to the Fuhrer peaked cap that was worn many times on the Obersalzberg, this peaked cap was only worn from 1938 onwards when he became head of the armed forces hence the wreath and cockade and the white piping for infantry. Any of Hitlers peaked caps that exist now must be questioned if they are in fact real unless if from the Berlin bunker because Julius Schaub was instructed to destroy all of his personal effects in April 1945. Hitler also wore a summer version of the 1938 peak cap, another ironic thing is that all of the tunics found in the Berlin bunker by the Russians were tunics that Hitler had not really worn much since 1938 so why were there not any 1938 tunics found in the bunker. ?

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