National Geographic : 1945 Jul
U' ©The Times from European Hairpin Turns in the Austrian Alps Carry Gross Glockner Road into the Birthplace of Glaciers Completed in 1935, this 8,400-foot-high military road cost $5,000,000. Its tunneled short cuts saved miles between southern Germany and Italy. Aside road leads to Gross Glockner (Big Bell Ringer), Austria's highest peak, 12,461 feet. These mountains were expected to formnatural fortresses for last-ditch Nazi stands.