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The invoice for the coat.<br />
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The long, black leather coat owned by notorious Nazi Albert Speer that was liberated by an Allied soldier at the end of the war has emerged for sale at Nate D Sanders Auctioneers in Los Angeles.<br />
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The jacket - similar to the one worn by Gestapo officer Herr Flick in TV's 'Allo 'Allo! - comes with a note from the serviceman explaining how he found it.<br />
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He wrote home to his mother stating he had visited a large chalet in Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps, where Hitler had his 'Eagle's Nest' retreat.<br />
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The note, dated May 4, 1945, the day Bavaria surrendered, told how he had taken some mementoes for his parents, including the full length leather coat.