00010952.gif Hitler's Private Rabbit Warren The Living Age; June 1941; p. 321 According to Die Burger of Capetown, South Africa, the imposing Chancellery, which was constructed under conditions of great secrecy, has a number of subterranean floors, protected by thick steel plates, for use as air raid shelters. There are rumors, reported by Due [sic] Burger, that some of the underground rooms can be switched from one end of the building another by pressing a button and thus Hitler, in the same way, can instantly transport himself, complete with office, from above to below ground, in case of alarm. The Chancellery also has a number of underground entrances which connect with some of Berlin's main traffic arteries, so that a car may enter an innocent-looking gate somewhere along the Unter den Linden and a few minutes later hat on one of the Chancellery's subterranean autopaths. This rabbit warren construction, the details of which are known by only a few persons, is intended to make escape possible from any attempt to blockade the inmates. Cavalcade in London quotes a Swiss diplomatist arrived some weeks back on the United State's "on further details of Hitler's de luxe air-raid shelter. According to this source, it extends eighty feet below the ground was designed by Dr. Hans von Todt ..... It contains six rooms, including reception and bed-rooms for guests. When the Swiss diplomat was being shown around he inquired the purpose of having two kitchens and was told that one was used exclusively for cooking Hitler's vegetarian meals. ...... Before the shelter was built, an exact model was constructed beneath a steel and concrete building in the Ruhr and the building then subjected to heavy bombing by the Luftwaffe. When the Fuehrer declared himself satisfied with the results of the test, Todt proceeded with the Reichschancellery job ......
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