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  • Doug Haley

    Rare Photos: Hitler's Bunker, Captured by LIFE Photographer - LIFE

  • Herman Hendricks

    “An American soldier, PFC Douglas Page, offers a mocking Nazi salute inside the bombed-out ruins of the Berliner Sportspalast, or Sport Palace. The venue, destroyed during an Allied bombing raid in January 1944, was where the Third Reich often held political rallies.” (Time-Life/Getty)

  • Kima Bene

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

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