posted on Jan, 14 2010 @ 11:47 AM
The conventional wisdom is that the Nazis weren’t even close to having a working atom bomb by war’s end but Dr. Joseph Farrell has written a
number of books on Nazi secret weapons research which strongly suggests that they did in fact test a fission bomb in either late 1944 or early 1945.
The evidence is, entirely circumstantial but taken as a whole, compelling. It includes:
1) three eye witness accounts of what appears to be a fission bomb test, one by a German pilot flying over Germany and claiming to see a huge
explosion followed by a mushroom-shaped cloud, another by an Italian military officer who reported back to his superiors on a test explosion of
tremendous force on an island off the German coast and the third is a report by a Japanese military officer who also witnessed a test explosion which
he was told was a fission weapon.
2) Two separate british newspaper articles, one warning the public to be prepared for an atom bomb attack and the other describing the fact that ALL
telephone service for Berlin was non-operational for 72 hours with no explanation for the cause. The sudden collapse of the phone system could have
been the inadvertent result of an EMP pulse caused by an atom bomb test.
3) The construction of an enormous building, supposedly for the production of synthetic rubber, under very strict security and supervision of the SS,
which consumed enough electricity to power a small city and yet did not produce one single ounce of synthetic rubber. A similar building built for the
Manhatten Project, enriched uranium. More on this below.
4) Reports that the Germans used some kind of weapon of mass destruction against the Russian army, whereby a large area and everything in it was
incinerated. The Russians sent a message via the Swiss that if the Germans used it again, the Russians would retaliate with chemical weapons.
5) The surrender of a German cargo submarine(converted minelayer) at the war’s end to the US navy. It had been on it’s way to Japan and contained
among other interesting things and people, 600 kilograms of uranium in gold-lined caskets. What kind of uranium is the question. The submarine was the
U-234. It’s crew were reported to be amused by what they thought was Japanese incompetence when they saw two Japanese army officers, who were also
on their way back home, write U-235 on the outside of the caskets. The german sailors thought the Japanese were writing the sub’s number and had
gotten it wrong. U-238 is ordinary uranium that can not be used for atom bombs. Enriched uranium needs as high a concentration of u-235 isotope as
possible. U-235 is highly corrosive and easily contaminated. One way of protecting it from contamination would be to carry it in a container lined
with gold, which does not react with other elements. There is no reason to carry U-238 in gold. 600 kilograms of uranium is enough to build 33 atom
bombs of the type used on Japan. If the Germans had that much enriched uranium to spare to send to Japan, they must have had a lot more for their own
6) There are several methods for enriching uranium. The Manhatten Project used gas centrifuges, which was a slow process. So slow in fact that a March
1945 report to the Congressional committee overseeing the Manhatten Project said that total production of enriched uranium up to that point was only
20 lbs, which was half of what was needed for a single uranium bomb. The report also said that they would not reach the 40 lb level until November
1945. Three months later, the US dropped a uranium bomb on the Japanese(the other one was plutonium). If the 600 kg of uranium aboard the uboat was
enriched uranium, it would have solved all of the US’s uranium problems.