Berghof Obersalzberg

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Ernie Primeau » 16 Mar 2014 12:14

Biber wrote:That's a movie set - A Max von Sydow film: Hamsun
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by tunix0 » 17 Mar 2014 10:12

Ernie Primeau wrote:Nice video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWTbBgaizG4#t=279
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In this video the panorama window comes from the top, but wasn't it a retractable window? Above the window there wasn't enough space for it.

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Geoff Walden » 17 Mar 2014 13:13

Hi Christian,

You are right - the window went down into the basement area wall, not up. Some (at least) of the window lowering/raising mechanism is said to be still down there. That room and the adjacent basement rooms are still intact, and used to be accessible from the garage.

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by tunix0 » 18 Mar 2014 08:23

Thanks Geoff!

Sounds very interesting! Maybe we'll see an Entrance in a few years when all visitors continue to take souvenirs. :-)

I don't hope so...
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Steve Hoog » 18 Mar 2014 20:46

Geoff Walden wrote:Hi Christian,

You are right - the window went down into the basement area wall, not up. Some (at least) of the window lowering/raising mechanism is said to be still down there. That room and the adjacent basement rooms are still intact, and used to be accessible from the garage.
That is all correct.

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Steve Hoog » 18 Mar 2014 20:48

This is from the Groundskeeper who took interest in this discussion a bit ago.
Acording to his book, Julius Schaub arrived at the Berhof between 15.00 and 16.00 hours on the 26 of April. Most of the interior was still intact, the next day he started to empty Hitlers safe and burned the contents. At the end of that day a few curious people came up and the first looters came in the days there after. In the morning of the 4 of May SS Gebirgjäger set fire to the Berghof and in the early afternoon a few French troops arrived, they went in the basement and found bottles of wine and a Dutch flag witch the draped over the site of the garage the French way. After that they left the to get their comrades and then the US troops arrived, and in the days that followed the Berghof and the other buildings were stripped and totally plundered by France and US troops and the local people.
He has some pics to go with this; I'll try to work that into the thread.
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Annelie » 18 Mar 2014 21:20

Way to go Steve, looking forward to the photos.

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Steve Hoog » 19 Mar 2014 02:20

From the Groundskeeper and I can honestly say I have never seen any of these (or don't remember), great photos!
Picture 1; French soldiers in the morning of May 5

Picture 2 and 3; French and U.S. soldiers afternoon May 4

Picture 4 ; French soldier with flag on the terrace early afternoon May 4
The pics loaded backwards from the Groundskeeper captions; I think I have it sorted a bit backwards by time.
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Steve Hoog » 19 Mar 2014 02:21

I am off to see David Irving next week, this should be a bit interesting!
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by CPB » 20 Mar 2014 14:42

Does anyone have more photos from Hitler's Berghof study?

Specifically, I'm trying to get a full length view of the kachelofen.

Can anyone help?
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Geoff Walden » 20 Mar 2014 18:30

Hi Chris,

I think this is about the best pic I have.

Have you found a tile from the oven? :milsmile:

I know of at least one that still exists.
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by CPB » 20 Mar 2014 18:39

Geoff

I should be so lucky... :roll:

[Thanks for the photo btw]

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by uknews » 20 Mar 2014 20:50

Geoff Walden wrote:Hi Chris,

I think this is about the best pic I have.

Have you found a tile from the oven? :milsmile:

I know of at least one that still exists.

Any further info/pics on the tile Geoff?
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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Progmetty » 21 Mar 2014 03:57

I took a couple of screen captures from the movie Valkyrie, found it interesting and nicely done but I'm pretty sure you guys can tell me a whole bunch of inaccuracies which should be fun to spot :D

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Re: Berghof Obersalzberg

Post by Steve Hoog » 21 Mar 2014 04:07

For one there is a hill directly behind the original location; or maybe better said a rise before the big hill. Also the absence of the Turken is painfully obvious.
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