Signed Adolf Hitler photo sold for £10,400 in Cheshire

The image was found by war reporter William Forrest Image copyright The Auction Centre
Image caption The photo was found in the bunker after Adolf Hitler's death

A signed photo of Adolf Hitler "discovered in the ruins" of his bunker in Berlin after his death has sold at auction for £10,400 in Cheshire.

The framed picture belonged to war reporter William Forrest, who witnessed the Normandy landings and the crossing of the Rhine during World War Two.

Mr Forrest, who died in 1996, found the photo in the Führerbunker while reporting on the end of the conflict.

The Auction Centre, Runcorn, said the UK buyer wished to remain anonymous.

A spokesman said: "A number of phone lines were going and there was strong internet bidding for this item."

Mr Forrest, who reported for the News Chronicle during the war, wrote a letter saying he went into Berlin "with the first British troops".

The photo was taken in 1925, a year after Hitler was sentenced to five years in Landsberg prison for treason for attempting a coup in Munich, and eight years before he became chancellor of Germany.

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