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Old 02-06-2017, 12:08 AM   #1
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Feb 6th, 2017: Red Phone

Wow, a red phone. It's pretty old, beat up, but it must have belonged to somebody in
charge, like the Madam at some whorehouse, or a despot third world Dictator.
Let's check it for markings... it's inscribed Adolf Hitler, a Nazi eagle and a swastika.
Ok, those are good clues.



It was made to be carried in a travel case, found in the Fuhrerbunker by the Russians,
who gifted it to Montgomery's Deputy Chief Signals Officer .

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"Hitler’s mobile device of destruction” was “arguably the most destructive ‘weapon’
of all time” because the Führer more than likely sent millions to their deaths by
shouting orders into it during the last two years of World War II."
It will be sold at auction on February 19. The bidding will start at $100,000, with
the auction house expecting bids to rise as high as $300,000.
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:11 AM   #2
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I wonder if he ever received spam marketing calls.

Anyhow, it sold for £195,000 (c.$240,000) but doubts have been cast upon its provenance.

Take your pick:

Hitler's phone fake
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Old 03-06-2017, 09:23 AM   #3
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I love the comments at the Express.

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Easy to check. Hit redial and see if Merkel picks up.

The White House phoned, President Trump wants a refund. Apparently he couldn't work out how get it to use Twitter.

Conspiracy theorists, 'deniers' and Adolf lovers, where are you? No doubt you'll want to twist this story for all it's worth in a forlorn attempt to validate your lunatic agenda.

It seems so much of what we have been told about the second world war is fake.
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