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Guardsman pose next to a statue of Frederick the Great in the devastated Tiergarten.<br />
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Reich in Ruins - An incredible album of unseen photographs from Hitler's devastated Reich Chancellery, taken one of the first British soldiers into a devastated Berlin has come to light.<br />
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The photo album was compiled by an elite soldier of the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards that rolled into Berlin on 4th of July 1945. <br />
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The photos show the inside of Hitler's spacious private office from behind his imposing desk and the conference hall where the Nazi high command met to plot their next move.<br />
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By the time the unknown Guardsman set foot in the chancellery, its lavish marble interior had been battered by the Red Army assault and only a pile of rubble remained.<br />
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The soldier composed an album of his own photographs alongside Nazi publicity postcards from the heyday of the Third Reich.