You Can’t Make It Up – "Tickets Please!"

Hitler was the only person in Germany allowed to ride the rails for free. Since the railways were state owned, no one could even ride on Hitler’s train without:

a valid Reichsbahn first class ticket for the journey. We of the retinue had an annual season ticket, but it was the job of the ADCs to obtain tickets and distribute them to the guests before the train set off.

(From At Hitler’s Side by Major von Below)

Even more curious, the name of Hitler’s train was Amerika.

[Image of Amerika and Hitler courtesy of Corbis.]

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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