Hitler and Mussolini at Brennero in the Brenner Pass, Italy, 18 Mar 1938, photo 2 of 2

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Photos on Same Day 18 Mar 1938
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Added Date 3 Feb 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
17 Mar 2011 08:26:39 PM

Hitler had a personal train, that carried him across Europe, to many of his Command
The train was named Amerika, later changed to Brandeberg Hitler used his train for the last time when he travelled from his last Fuhrerhauptquartiere (FHQ) in Adlerhorst to Berlin in January 1945.

Some of the cars were blown up among them were the Fuhrerwagen, in May 1945 the US Army
took over train, in the 1950s the remaining
cars were returned to the German National Railway.
In 1977 all but one of the cars were withdrawn fron service and destroyed the last
one, was a sleeping car that was used by the President of the Federal Republic what
happened to it afterward is unknown.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
25 Sep 2011 07:30:47 PM

What Mussolini was thinking about Hitler:

Quando il gatto non ce il topo balla
When the cat's away, the mice will play

What Hitler was thinking about Mussolini:

Weil ich ihm nicht trau, sind wir befreundet.
Because I don't trust him, we are friends.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
3 Apr 2012 07:04:37 PM


Cars are listed as pulled by the locomotives
Two Locomotives in tandem
Flakwagen/Flakvierling w/two anti-aircraft guns mounted in the front and rear of flatcar
Baggage car
Fuhrerwagen Hitler's personal car
Befehlswagen (Command car)
Begleitkommandowagen SS-Security detail Dining car
Two guest cars
Bathing car
Another dining car
Two sleeping cars
Pressewagen (Press car)
Another baggage car
Flakwagen/Flakvierling w/two anti-aircraft guns mounted in the front and rear of flatcar

Flakvierling: 2cm/20mm anti-aircraft gun in quadruple mount(four barrel) the model 38 feeding system was by 20 round magazines

Train was first named the Fuhrersonderzug Amerika in 1940, later the name was changed to Fuhrersonderzug Brandenburg.
Hitler sed the train throughout the war when he traveled between Berlin, Berchtesgaden, Munich and other headquarters.

4. Richard D'Orlando says:
16 Jun 2015 05:37:33 AM

Isn't it funny how Hitler's Fuhrersonderzug train was eventually destroyed by our forces during ww2. The Russians learned new technology from the Blitzkrieg war the Germans had perfected and eventually overcame the Nazis by copying their stratagies. Saving historic items such as Hitler's personal train does not glorify that evil regime but offers an opportunity to study the enemy's technology as well as preserving history. It is a little known fact that Eisenhower murdered thousands of German soldiers who surrendered at wars end by letting them freeze and starve to death. How did that make the US any better than the Nazis in the murdering of Jews, Catholics, Gypsies and the rest? To answer that question we need to answer why we as a country say it is the "law of the land" when we murder innocent babies in thier mother's wombs. Any country that murders it's young, has no future.
5. Anonymous says:
18 Mar 2018 06:47:16 AM

How did Eisenhower let thousands of German POW’s “freeze” to death, at “wars end”, when WWII In Europe ended in April of 1945. Pretty *** hard to “freeze to death in April, May, June, July...
6. فریماه says:
14 Jun 2020 10:13:12 AM

اگر آدولف هیتلر در جنگ پيروز می شد، جهان کنونی بسیار متفاوت و قطعا بهتر می شد چون یهودی ها، آمریکایی ها، انگلیس ها و همینطور کمونیست ها، انسان های کثیفی که همیشه به دنبال جنگ و خونریزی بودند نابود می شدند و مردم جهان، خصوصا آلمان و حتی کشور من ایران از سود این پیروزی بهره مند می شدند.

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