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Hitler photos to go under hammer
Hitler photograph
It is thought the camera was lost in the German evacuation of Belgium
An album featuring previously unseen photographs of Adolf Hitler is to be auctioned off in Derbyshire.

The black and white pictures of the Nazi leader from the summer of 1944 were found at Allestree Hall in Derby.

It is thought the camera they were on was lost in the German evacuation and picked up by a British soldier at the Evere Airfield in Brussels.

The prints will be sold with a guide price of 100-150 at an auction in Derby in April.

'Sad past'

Auctioneer Charles Hanson said it is "an exciting find for militaria collectors".

He explained: "The social context of the images are evocative of a sad past in world history since there are also images of Belgian patriots hanging on the streets of Rue de la Loi.

"We can only wonder how the camera and film ended up in an album at old Allestree Hall," he said.

Allestree Hall, which is now owned by the city council, was used by the Army and the fire service during the World War II.

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