GERMANY: Fuhrer's Nest

Führer's Nest

When Andre François-Poncet, former French Ambassador to Germany and now to Italy, went to the Bavarian Alps last October to take leave of Führer Adolf Hitler, he thought he was expected at the familiar Berghof, the Führer's well-known mountain chalet near Berchtesgaden. Not far from the Berghof, however, the driver took a different road, the car began to ascend a highway winding five miles up a steep mountain. Soon the highway became a mere shelf on the side of the mountain. Suddenly the road ended before two big bronze doors...

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