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Then he paused. He expected a similarly gloomy echo from the Fieldmarshall on the other end of the line. But the world was still full of surprises for Gen. Koller. Life in the Bunker Headquarters seemed even more surreal than his experiences at Furstenberg. Koller was astounded when instead of lamentation of impending defeat, he heard an optimistic analysis of the future, and even promise of an inevitable German victory. “Just wait”, said the new Chief of the hard-pressed Luftwaffe. “Don’t despair.
In view of the above summation, we can assume that there was indeed a contingency plan. One of the iron-clad rules of wartime Nazi Germany was to never let anyone, however high their position or rank, know more about a plan or operation than was absolutely necessary to the execution of his or her particular contribution to the overall whole. S. and who by the end of the war, commanded vast military forces on the eastern front. Himmler had known Hitler since his earliest days and even he could not comprehend the absolute calm and certainty of final victory that Hitler displayed in those terrible last days in the Bunker in Berlin.
O. investigator, Chapter III. S. O. bases. German Flying Saucer — called Kraut Meteor — during night flights in 1943-44. Focke-Wulf 190 fighter plane in foreground. O. shooting straight upwards at tremendous speed. Over Austrian Alps 1944. Rare photograph. Following is a letter from a lady, still alive and personally known to the authors which we have translated into free English. S. S. Amtschef III Ohlendorf (the subject of many books and articles since the end of the war). The lady letter writer states that one day in 1938 a young scientist came into her office clutching a document, neatly typed and comprised of about 60 pages.