Deutsche Reichsbahn - 1937: Deutsche Reichsbahn (DRB)

1937: Deutsche Reichsbahn (DRB)

During the Nazi dictatorship, along with other measures of gaining total control (see Gleichschaltung), the rail network was again placed under direct government control on 10 February 1937, through a newly enacted law re-organizing the Reichsbank and the DRG. To emphasize this, swastikas were added to the Hoheitsadler symbol (the eagle, Germany's traditional symbols of national sovereignty) on the railcars, and the initials DR were held to stand for "Deutsches Reich," although this was legally ambiguous. Mail transport cars sported Deutsche Reichspost.

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