from Rogue Money:
In the previous episode of this Antarctica saga [linked here], the story was told of the secret British rescue operation that was launched in October 1945 to retrieve survivors of a previous British spy expedition. A hard-to-believe tale of well-staffed Nazi subterranean bases and hairy “polar men” was almost beyond belief. To this day, there is precious little information on the Internet to either corroborate, or debunk, the veteran’s story.
However, historical events that occurred only a handful of months after British Operation Tabarin point to a dogged interest being taken by America’s own Department of Defense in whatever was going on down there near the South Pole. We must ask ourselves:
As the entire planet, her financial systems, and her armies lay in ruins during the smouldering aftermath of WWII, why did the US Navy feel this sudden burning itch to get down to Antarctica ASAP in 1946?
That is, we were told that Hitler’s Nazi party had been defeated. The Russians were just beginning to re-build their defenses and even then it would be decades before their navy would be able to technically challenge that of the the United States. The Cold War wouldn’t really be taking off for another two years. In theory, there should be nobody still active on planet earth to challenge the military might of the one superpower left standing, the United States of America. And yet, Rear Admiral Byrd and Rear Admiral Cruzen were commissioned by the US Navy to lead an extensive show of military force at the southern continent during Antarctica’s most inauspicious time of year, the onset of the southern hemisphere’s Fall and deadly Winter. What was so urgent at the south pole that it couldn’t wait for warmer weather?
The Battle of February 26, 1947
Below, I have posted the Youtube links to two very different versions of Operation Highjump. The first is a Russian documentary film produced in 2006 entitled Operation UFO – Antarctic Nazi Base (AKA ‘Operation UFO – The Third Reich base in Antarctica’). The English sub-titles are adequate to tell the story. However, note that there are some misspellings over names of people and ships.
The second is the official Hollywood film, “The Secret Land,” produced under the supervision of the U.S. Navy that came out in October 1948, 18 months after the Americans were possibly sent with their tails between their legs back home to warmer, safer ports. The sanitized naval Hollywood fluff piece makes no mention of a battle fought on February 26, 1947 against UFO-looking craft that emerged from supposed Nazi Base 211. You are free to debunk both the existence and/or the testimony of Lt. John Sayerson which is quoted below. I have seen internet forums that attempt to do this. However, I have not yet seen a thorough, conclusive debunking.
Near the 10-minute mark of the Russian film below, Lt. Sayerson’s report is inserted into the film. This web page at Facts-Are-Facts.com [linked here] reports his words:
“The things popped out of the water like they were being chased by the devil and flew at such high speeds between the masts that the antennae between the wind eddy ripped. Some airplanes that were able to get into the air off the Casablanca were hit moments later by unfamiliar blasts that came from the flying saucers and crashed next to the ships. I was on deck the Casablanca at the time and was totally taken aback. These things did not make a single sound as they flew between our ships and spit deadly fire. Suddenly, the torpedo boat destroyer Maddock [the name of this ship is either misspelled or its record effaced, see below], which was about 10 cable lengths (less than 2 miles) away from us, went up in flames and began to sink. Rescue boats from other ships were sent despite the danger. The nightmare lasted about 20 minutes. When the flying saucers dove again under the water we began to count our losses. They were appalling.”
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