By Lucy Crossley. It was the feature that made him instantly recognisable, and in Britain ridiculed. Adolf Hitler's toothbrush moustache was as much his hallmark as a swastika and his side-parting hair style. Now the story of how the dictator went from having an elaborate handlebar moustache to the style he is forever associated with has been told in Emmy-nominated series The World Wars. Before and after: A new series reveals that Adolf Hitler got his infamous toothbrush moustache right after he had to trim his handlebar style left to allow his gas mask to properly seal during the First World War. The three-part mini series from the History Channel sheds a new light on the conflicts that defined the 20th century, and features dramatic re-enactments as well as interviews with historians and current political figures including John McCain, Colin Powell, Stanley McChrystal and Dick Cheney.
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By Sam Greenhill for the Daily Mail. In lederhosen and knee-high socks, Adolf Hitler lounges against a tree in a pose more twit than tyrant. In lederhosen and knee-high socks, Adolf Hitler lounges against a tree. Hitler seems ill at ease with his hands, squeezing them into his tight lederhosen pockets in one photo, and perching them awkwardly on his hips in another.
It was also one of the most widely known of his headquarters ,  which were located throughout Europe. Rebuilt, much expanded, and renamed in , the Berghof was Hitler's vacation residence for ten years. In late April , the house was damaged by British aerial bombs, and it was again in early May by retreating SS troops, and looted after Allied troops reached the area. In , the Bavarian government demolished the burnt shell. The Berghof began as a much smaller chalet called Haus Wachenfeld , a holiday home built in or by Kommerzienrat Otto Winter, a businessman from Buxtehude.