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It was May 1945, and Hitler's reign of terror had finally come crumbling down under the combined strength of the Allied powers. Victory for the Allies was guaranteed, and it was time to decide who would claim the spoils of war.
For the Western powers, Berlin and the prized Reich Chancellor were trophies that they could no longer claim as the Soviets had beaten them to it as early as April. There was now only one other prestigious asset available for England, France, and America: the Kehlsteinhaus.
The Reich Chancellor might have been the political headquarters of the Nazi regime, but the Kehlsteinhaus was Hitler's personal sanctuary and the site of a possible hideout for the last members of the Nazi administration.
The alpine fort, built high in the Bavarian Alps above the quaint town of Berchtesgaden, also functioned as a luxury resort for Hitler and high members of the Nazi party during the Third Reich.
As the remaining Allied superpowers raced against each other and within themselves to reach the prized location before anyone else, it would be a rebel group of soldiers who would ultimately claim the place and its surprising contents for themselves… even as they had been explicitly forbidden from doing so.
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