The strangest battle of World War II took place at this medieval Austrian castle

One of the strangest battles of World War II took place in the Austrian Alps — American and German soldiers joined forces to rescue a group of French prisoners from a medieval castle. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll follow the Battle for Castle Itter, the only time that Allies and Germans fought together in the war.

We'll also dodge another raft of aerial bombs and puzzle over a bottled pear.

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