It looked like personal train of Adolf Hitler
• It looked like personal train Adolf Hitler
Many leaders of the XX century states had their own special train, which was used for official visits to other countries. Subsequently, this form of transport will give his government plane functions. It was like a train, and the head of Nazi Germany's Adolf Hitler. It called the government's composition "America."
Today, on trains, the rate of Adolf Hitler's "America" is well known for the stories Rochus Misha (1917-2013 year), Oberscharführer SS, which was part of the team accompanying the Fuhrer. By the way, Misch is the last witness of the death of Hitler and his wife Eva Braun, and Goebbels family and some other events of April-May 1945, occurred in fyurerbunkere in Berlin. Rochus Misch has written several books devoted to the events. But back to the train, which is itself a former Oberscharführer described in "Hitler's Last Witness: The Memoirs of Hitler's Bodyguard".
For the first time as part of Rochus Misch has appeared April 10, 1941, when Hitler went to the command post in the Alps after the bombing of the British aviation Berlin. This train was used to more or less long trips. Composition consisted of 15 wagons (for example, by the memories of witnesses), and it can fit into almost the entire top of the Wehrmacht, Hitler's closest associates, as well as the press-service of the Reich Chancellery and representatives. Most often, the composition went from the station Anhalter Bahnhof in Kreuzberg quarter, at least from the station Grünwald (in it he kept).
As soon as Hitler rose to the car, the train turned into a mobile headquarters. In the event of a threat during the trip part of "America" safety protocol was hiding in the nearest tunnel. It is composed of a variety of cars, was including a dining car, a mobile headquarters, communication car, car safety, two "control" of the car, which went at the beginning of the composition.
Rochus Misch wrote that one of the cars was reserved entirely for private compartment Hitler. The guard never it did not go, but he knew that in addition to the bedrooms there is an office and a living room for conversations with close associates in the party. The composition was not armored, but Misch imagined that the Fuhrer's car is still protected in any case, there were glass (on the assumption Oberscharführer) armored. Another interesting fact is that "America" in their trip a lot of time spent on a siding, since Hitler always insisted on the need not to disturb the order of movement of conventional trains.
Total Rochus Misch traveled in wagons "America" four times. He also recalled that after 1944 there was a landing of Allied troops in Normandy, the composition was renamed "Special train Brandenburg".