Martin Bormann had a Bavarian Alps hide-a-way constructed for a 1939 birthday present to Adolf Hitler. The massive, stone-block chalet sits on top of a mountain at an elevation of just over 5,400 feet. In early May 1945, American soldiers named it – The Eagle’s Nest.
Today I placed Old Glory on top of Hitler’s mountain.
From a bus turn-a-round landing at an elevation of 5,000 feet a half-block long tunnel was bored into the mountain. The tunnel connects to an elevator which rises another 400 feet and opens inside the chalet.
Leaving, as I walked through the tunnel I whistled ‘The Longest Day.”