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Reich Of The Black Sun: Nazi Secret Weapons & The Cold War Allied Legend Paperback – March 2, 2005
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Joseph Farrell is an Oxford educated historian who specializes in alternative history, World War II and secret technologies. Raised in Kansas, he has had a wide range of jobs and is currently a full-time author and researcher. His many books include: The Giza Death Star Trilogy; Reich of the Black Sun; The SS Brotherhood of the Bell; Nazi International; Secrets of the Unified Field; Roswell and Reich; The Cosmic War; Grid of the Gods; Saucers, Swastikas and Psyops; Covert Wars and Breakaway Civilizations; Thrice Great Hermetica and the Janus Age; Transhumanism and others.
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Or as the incoming new POTUS, Harry S. Truman was quoted as saying (after his initial war status and security briefings?), "The only thing new in the world is the history that you don't know." Which effectively sums up my take on the content and new (at least to this reader) information found in this fascinating and intriguing book; a book which is chock full of no less than paradigm shifting and history rewriting revelations.
This three part book published in 2004, starts with the premise that the world has been sold the "Allied Legend" of WWII history, especially concerning Nazi technical advances in sophisticated weaponry as well as the events as they played out toward the end of the European war theatre followed by the end of hostilities in the Pacific theatre climaxing with the two Atom bombs detonated on the Japanese cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima respectively. The author presents evidence gleaned from heretofore unavailable secret documents which were finally released by the former East German regime after the fall of the Berlin wall, the Soviet Union and the iron curtain. These documents were kept in top secret files for some fifty to sixty years, as were other files held by the former Soviet Union, and the Allies. Some of the files are still being withheld due to "National security" concerns. We are now some 70 years down the road, what possibly could be that relevant or detrimental to our historical perception or retrospective of that great conflict, that they still don't want us to know? How about the very real possibility that the war had already gone "nuclear" well before the end!
Yes, perhaps history is not exactly as we have been led to believe? "Oh those Germans were very clever fellows, they had the V-1, they had the V-2, they had the first jet fighter.. but no, they couldn't figure out how to build an A-bomb, no our scientists in the U.S. did it first and thank god for that or we might all be speaking German my friend." That is the "Allied Myth" that I grew up with, and that is the myth that Joseph Farrell implodes. And yet that is just the tip of the iceberg.
The author provides evidence of:
1. A vast Nazi weapons research complex located in a region of the Harz Mountains Thuringia (Germany). This complex and all secret R&D is headed and overseen by a SS General known as the "Obergruppenfurhrer" Hans Kammler; who mysteriously disappears by wars end.
2. U.S. General Patton, who is hell-bent on getting to Berlin first, is ordered by the Supreme Allied Command to change plans and is then vectored toward a mysterious Nazi redoubt at breakneck speed, which turns out to be the same secret weapons complex. At this point he was probably told of the importance and gravity of his mission; no less than to capture Nazi A-bomb technology before it is deployed against the allied forces advancing from the west.
3. That as early as June, 1943, the German Army was experimenting with "an utterly new type of weapon against the Russians" (on the eastern front) that decimated an entire Russian infantry regiment with "only a few bombs" with "(each round up to 5 kilograms) sufficed to utterly wipe them out to the last man." The Russians were so befuddled by the new weapon the they did not comprehend exactly what they were dealing with and threatened to use chemical weapons in retaliation. It is conjectured that these were primitive, yet effective canon fired 'tactical nukes'.
4. A German pilot named Hans Zinsser, signs his affidavit for a military intelligence report of August 19, 1945, which states categorically that he witnessed an A-bomb test as he flew his Heinkel bomber "over the twilight skies of northern Germany;" one day during October of 1944.
He remembers that he was flying, "...(south of Lubeck) about 12 to 15 km from an atomic bomb test station, when I noticed a strong, bright illumination of the whole atmosphere, lasting about 2 seconds." Further down his lengthy and in-depth report he states; "A cloud shaped like a mushroom with turbulent, billowing sections..." What I find interesting is that he is apparently aware of an "atomic bomb test station." There is no doubt that this observation bears all the 'earmarks' of an actual nuclear detonation.
5. We had the (now) well known "Manhattan Project," While the German atomic bomb project was code named "Alsos," a Greek word meaning "Grove." Not coincidentally the chief of the Manhattan Project was none other than General Leslie Groves; was this an obvious pun as the author offers; a play on words letting us know that our secret project, 'was not so secret after all'?
6. That Hitler was not content with just some everyday uranium or plutonian bomb (already a known commodity); he wanted to use these as a detonator for the 'Big Kahuna,' the Hydrogen bomb, and he had good old New York city and not ironically Manhattan in his sights, as a primary target. Poor New York city, the iconic and symbolic target of choice by all enemies of the USA, Nazi's and terrorists alike. Hitler's bomb would have made 9/11 look like a Sunday outing mishap in comparison and very likely would have had repercussions that would have lasted to this day.
This is the kind of evidence found throughout the book, and that's just the A-bomb stuff; of which there is so much more, like a Japanese nuke program and the possibility that the Hiroshima bomb was of German provenance and was never tested (at least by the U.S.). Not to mention a failed detonation of another A-bomb dropped on Japan?
The rest of the book gets into Nazi flying saucer technology as well as other very advanced weapons systems, to include the continuing legacy of UFO's with a possible link to German technology vs. "ET" tech, etc. This is one heck of an illuminating, well researched and cited book. So why did I not give it 5 stars? To be honest I would have save for the fact that it seems to have more than its share of simple typos (which really bug me for some reason?) missed in editing; so this falls on the publisher, 'Adventure Unlimited Press.'
Otherwise this is groundbreaking, history changing stuff (even if it is over 10 years old). Read it and learn what you don't know, I'm sure glad I did.
However, also read Fur Volk und Fuhrer: The Memoir of a Veteran of the 1st SS Panzer Division Liebstandarte SS Adolf Hitler by Erwin Bartmann ( http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1909384534/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s02?ie=UTF8&psc=1 ) as he alludes to the possibility that Germany had three atomic bombs developed by the end of the war based on a conversation that his brother overheard between Hitler and Goering (his brother was responsible for making telephone connections for the Air Ministry). After the war, Bartmann received confirmation that Germany, in fact, had 9 atomic bombs from a Liebstandarte veteran who was a communications officer in the Fuehrerbunker. This book provides many alternative theories to what is commonly accepted as fact surrounding weapons which Germany had available and was developing.
I won't go into any details--don't want to spoil the fun of discovery--but I think this book will appeal not only to the "conspiracy" crowd, but to a much wider audience, dealing as it does with modern military history, WWII, UFOs, scientific research, geopolitics at the end of one war and the beginning of another colder one, and most importantly how all this affects our world today.
I don't know if Farrell is right about everything he says--is anyone?--but it sure as hell makes for a good read. I would have given this five stars but for the incredibly shoddy editing and dismal illustrations.
Prior to reading this book, I had only briefly encountered some of these ideas. Now that I have a better understanding, I want to read more, especially about UFOlogy, since this subject was given the least amount of space in the book. The Hunt for Zero Point by Nick Cook seems like the next logical book to read.
My main criticism -- and the reason why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 -- is the book is filled with typos. The author is clearly quite intelligent and well-read. Nevertheless, this book needed an editor to clean up after the author.