Piece of Hitler's map desk

Contributed by Carolinedh

Piece of Hitler's map desk

My father Duncan Dewdney was a scientific advisor to the Ministry of Defence during the Second World War. Shortly after the war ended he went to Germany. He hacked this chunk of marble off the map desk himself.
The URL link is about someone else who has a similar chunk of the same desk

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  • 1. At 23:00 on 20 February 2011, Sian wrote:

    I also have a piece of the map desk; my grandfather was posted to Germany in May 1945 and was there for about seven months. He visited the ruined Chancellery and picked up a piece of the desk; he said everyone was helping themselves to pieces. Back home in Wales, it sat on the hearth next to the fire, a reminder to him of the six years he spent in the British navy.

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Probably in Germany

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8cm
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