In one of the last battles of WW2, American and German soldiers fought together as allies against an SS division to defend an Austrian castle.
Seventy years ago one of the most unlikely battles of World War Two took place, at Itter in the Austrian Alps. Five days after Hitler ate a bullet in his bunker in Berlin and two days before Germany would ultimately surrender, American and German troops were fighting together side by side in what has been dubbed World War II’s “strangest battle.”
In early May 1945, American and German soldiers fought together against the Nazi SS to free prominent French prisoners of war. It is believed to be the only battle in the war in which Americans and Germans fought as allies.