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

Caption   Hitler and Mussolini at Brennero in the Brenner Pass, Italy, 18 Mar 1938, photo 2 of 2 ww2dbase
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Added By C. Peter Chen
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 Headquarters. 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 In 1977 all but one of the cars were withdrawn fron service and destroyed the last one, was a sleeping car that was used by the President of the Federal Republic what happened to it afterward is unknown.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

FUHRERSONDERZUG: FUHRER'S SPECIAL TRAIN 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...

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