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HITLERíS BUNKER CARPET GOES ON DISPLAY IN RICHMOND
The question ‘What was the carpet in Hitler's Berlin Bunker like?' may not have disturbed military historians too much, but if they want the answer, it has turned up in the archive of the Green Howards Regimental Museum in Richmond.
As part of the regular cycle of refurbishment at the Museum, the rooms where the archive is stored have been emptied for redecoration. One of the items to turn up as the staff moved cabinets and boxes was an envelope containing a small piece cut from the Bunker carpet.
Films and novels portray the bunker as a military establishment of thick walls and minimum comfort, but the carpet fragment found at the Green Howards Museum tells a different story. It is floral, with a pattern of yellow flowers and blue leaves on a fawn background.
The carpet was donated by a member of the WVS who was posted to different locations in Germany, France and Brussels from 1945-1947.
The piece of Hitler's carpet will be on display in the Green Howards Museum until Easter 2010.