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  • Tim Wat

    An American soldier, PFC Douglas Page, offers a mocking Nazi salute inside the roofless, bombed-out ruins of the Berliner Sportspalast, or Sport Palace — a venue where the Third Reich often held huge political rallies and where Hitler and others frequently speechified. Private Page is standing on the spot where Hitler usually stood while making speeches, before the building was destroyed during an Allied bombing raid on January 30, 1944.

  • Kima Bene

    After the Fall: Photos of Hitler’s Bunker and the Ruins of Berlin | LIFE.com An American soldier mimics Adolf Hitler in the bombed ruins of the Berliner Sportspalast 1945

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