On November 26 1997 UFO Updates posted my item 'Nazi Saucers Described In Atom Bomb Classic'. At that time I wasn't able to quote the relevant footnote from Robert Jungk's "Brighter than a Thousand Suns, a Personal History of the Atomic Scientists" (Swiss edition 1956, English translation 1958), but now I would like to supply this want, as I have just received a copy of the book. First I would like to quote the November item in its entirety, though. URL: http://www.ufomind.com/ufo/updates/1997/nov/m26-012.shtml NAZI SAUCER! Milton Keynes, England, it's not the kind of place where we expect to get new information on real life flying saucers. But after our recent report on a saucer-shaped aircraft in Canada, top secret American saucer projects and Germany's development of craft like this during World War II, a SIGHTINGS Researcher received A letter from viewer D. Robin Stowell. A typesetter by trade, Stowell alerted us to the book, 'Brighter Than A Thousand Suns'. An authoritative history of the race to build the first Atomic Bomb. Stowell typeset the original manuscript nearly forty years ago. And never forgot this brief reference to a Nazi Saucer that could out-maneuver any allied aircraft. Four decades after publication, Stowell found a copy of the out of print reference book and confirmed what he had long remembered. The footnote describes German Saucers that were forty five yards across, capable of reaching speeds over Mach One and climbing to an elevation of nearly eight miles. Some experts believe that these Nazi Saucers could have been responsible for the legendary Foo Fighter sightings over Europe late in World War II. But if they were, it still does not explain Foo Fighters spotted over the Pacific during the same period. ******* Jungk's book is now a classic. Bertrand Russell had this to say about it: "One of the most interesting books I have ever read. It is more exciting than any novel." Robert Jungk was born in Berlin of Austrian-Jewish parents in 1913 and was nineteen when Hitler came to power. He has been an American citizen since 1950. His articles and books have been published in more than a dozen countries. Here's a piece of the text and the accompanying footnotes from the book (Harcourt Brace & Company paperback edition, which is still available by the way, p. 87f): "The indifference of Hitler and those about him to research in natural science amounted to positive hostiliy.* It had at a very early period cost Hitler the good will of the physicists. Only a handful of them, out of ambition or because they had failed to make their mark prior to the advent of the Third Reich, offered Hitler their full co-operation.** *The only exception to the lack of interest shown by authority was constituted by the Air Ministry. The Air Force research workers were in a peculiar position. They produced interesting new types of aircraft such as the Delta (triangular) and "flying discs." The first of these "flying saucers," as they were later called - circular in shape, with a diameter of some 45 yards - were built by the specialists Schriever, Habermohl and Miethe. They were first airborne on February 14, 1945, over Prague and reached in three minutes a height of nearly eight miles. They had a flying speed of 1250 m.p.h. which was doubled in subsequent tests. It is believed that after the war Habermohl fell into the hands of the Russians. Miethe developed at a later date similar "flying saucers" at A. V. Roe and Company for the United States. **These were mainly engineers. Those engaged on theoretical research only co-operated in exceptional cases. It is true that the Allied Nations' technicians, after the occupation of Germany, found thousands of new military inventions there. But these always concerned the practical application and technical improvement of scientific principles already well known." ******* Found in the news section of the Sci-Fi Channel's "Sightings" page. URL: http://www.scifi.com/sightings/web082197/news.html
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