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on 12 April 2017
Great book!!!
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on 26 December 2016
If you don't like evidence based literature, love a good conspiracy, can suspend your disbelief indefinitely and have space in your brain for complete and utter tosh like this, go for it. Otherwise it can be of use in twenty different and ingenious ways - 1. "It's so bad, it's good" type entertainment, a la Comical Ali during the American invasion of Iraq. 2. At 459 pages, doorstop potential is encouraging. 3. Short people may also find it useful to stand on when reaching for objects just an inch or two out of reach. 4. Teachers and Lecturers can employ the volume as a missile, to re-engage students staring out of the window. 5. A useful BBQ starter, albeit not in Kindle form 6. Bedding material for a small, pet rodent, such as a hamster or guinea pig. Assuming of course, that neither can read & subsequently reject the bedding, preferring to be cold rather than be surrounded by such nonsense. 7. A gift. For somebody you don't like, with an intensity that would melt steel. 8. Emergency toilet paper. Although your bum may flinch at the absurdity of it all. 9. Public transport seat keeper. Leave the book on your seat when you have to nip to the loo, or the buffet car. Worse case scenario - it's pinched, and the thief will live to regret it, as he may well accidently read a page or two - that's minutes of his life he'll never see again. 10. Struggling author motivation - if tat like this gets published, there is hope for all struggling authors everywhere. Keep plugging away! 11. Dog chew. At 459 pages, it would need a determined, sizeable and frankly stupid dog, but the chew potential is certainly there. 12. Firelighter. One page at a time, carefully torn out and rolled, can serve to transfer flame from where it is to where it's needed. Added benefit that pages can be torn out randomly, as it will not effect the quality of the read. In fact, it would improve it immeasurably. 13. Emergency comedy wrapping paper. Will not only wrap small gifts, but will provide hilarious entertainment to the recipient as they read before unwrapping. 14. Paperweight. A surprisingly weighty tome, it can keep your loose papers under control, whilst making them read a whole lot better in comparison to the paperweight. 15. Insomniac, tablet-free treatment. However, there is a serious risk that the unintentional humour of the chapters will keep your rapt attention & you'll find yourself finishing the book half n hour before your 6:30AM alarm goes off. So be aware and use responsibly. 16. Divorce initiator. If your marriage is a bit rocky, leave this book - or even better, several copies of it - where your other half can see it. Rave about it's accuracy & the fact that it was such as shame the Germans didn't win WWII, as the world would be such a better place without democracy. You need a decent divorce lawyer at the same time. 17. Junk mail stopper. Place book in your letter-box. It's size will mean your post will not be able to fit through the slot. With a bit of luck, the postman may also take the book away with him. 18 Recycling target hitter. You have to recycle some of your waste. Your neighbours are way ahead of you, recycling far more than you do. In order to keep up with the Jonese, bulk up your recycling by adding this book to the receptacle. Shredding it first will increase the volume significantly, as well as performing a great service to mankind by reducing copies of the book by one. 19. Wheel chocks. If you live on a steep hill, you can use a copy to keep the wheels in position and stop the car rolling away. However, the danger here is that you would need another copy for the other wheel. Having said that, any Joseph P Farrell work would do. 20. Cruelty free duck shooting. Instead of lovely ducks, get the book catapulted into the air at a rapid rate of knots and attempt to shoot it out of the sky. Ducks worldwide would be grateful, readers worldwide would be protected and the author continues to sell and gains royalties. A win-win-win situation, I'm sure you'll agree.
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on 11 May 2010
Having read Nick Cooks "Hunt for Zero Point" I was keen to find out more about the possibility that the Nazis had been developing technology that was way beyond anything that the allies had possessed in the latter stages of the war, and why the Americans had been so keen to get to the Sudetenland before the Soviets (and indeed why the Germans had been so keen to defend it). "The SS Brotherhood of the Bell" seem like the next logical step. The book does indeed raise some intriguing possibilities, but the more you go into it, the more you realise that there are holes in the research and claims that the author makes that you could fly a Ju390 through...

For example, the supposed Ohrdruf A-bomb test - the author claims that certain evidence points to the fact that the Nazis tested a small A-bomb near Ohrdruf in Thuringia, in late 1945. Now whilst conventional history shows that a) there was a slave labour camp at Ohrdruf, and b) the Nazis were pursuing nuclear technology at the time, centered on the Ohrdruf area, further research shows that no-one else makes these claims and no-one even offers a vague reference to it. Of course, the author would probably point out that this is due to the global conspiracy and the efforts of the "Nazi International" to cover it up - but then of course there could be a the much simpler explanation that it never took place at all.

Then there's the claims about the development of West German "scalar" weapons during the Cold War and that in the late 1980s, using this technology, the Germans caused several "significant" earthquakes within the rapidly disintegrating Soviet Union as a warning to the Soviet/Russian government not to interfere in the process of reunification. A quick scan of the USGS and other seismological agencies show that in actual fact there were no earthquakes above a 5.0 within the Soviet Union between 1952 and 1995 - well after German reunification.

Add into the mix the flights of fantasy that creep in towards the end (aliens living on the dark side of the moon, planning an invasion of earth in 2030? Come on, do me a favour...) and the whole thing just adds up to a nonsensical mish-mash that raises more questions than it tries to answer, and not necessarily about the subject matter.

In addition, the layout of the book is poor; there's a constant referal to footnotes, some of which occupy more of the page than the narrative; in places, it seems to be little more than a rehash of the author's previous work, "Reich of the Black Sun"; the copy is badly edited; and the "scientific" sections require a doctorate in theoretical astrophsyics to understand.

There is no doubt that the Nazis were in possession of some highly advance electronics, explosive, military and nuclear technology even in the early stages of the war, and to be honest we should be thankful that some of these technologies were never brought to bear or else we would have really been in trouble. But Farrells work does nothing to further our understanding of these technologies, instead prefering to veer off into the realms of fantasy, conspiracy and speculation.

Overall an intriguing work but poorly presented and open to all sort of ridicule. I would only have given it one star but for the fact that it may lead me to more reliable work which I'm sure are out there. If the Nazis and the aliens haven't suppressed it between them that is...
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on 10 July 2010
In this sequel to "Reich of the Black Sun", the author continues his research into the more exotic weapons the Nazis were working on. This book was due to further declassified wartime Nazi papers obtained later, and also based on superb research by a Polish military researcher published in English as "The Truth about the Wunderwaffe" although Farrell says his own interpretation is more radical and speculative.

Farrell was vague about the groundbreaking research part in his earlier book whereas here he presents evidence that, by the end of WWII, the Nazis had jumped from the scientific level of the 1940s to the 1960s: they had developed the transistor and the integrated circuit (pix are shown), the laser, fibre-optics, and even particle beams and particle accelerators.

Farrell also demonstrates that, by early 1945, the Nazis had a prototype supersonic plane and actually operated an innovative submarine that could travel underwater (not just submerge occasionally) and move twice as fast as the submarines then in use, that could attack while submerged, and was coated with radar absorbent material (submarines of that era had none of these capabilities).

It seems the Nazis were overcome only in the nick of time, especially given their atom bomb, not deployed only because they were waiting for the longer-range new planes to be built to carry such a heavy device. There are also strong indications that the Nazis were working on UFO-related technology. Their most secret project of all, the Bell, may well have been an SS anti-gravity aircraft project that was transferred elsewhere at the end of WWII.

Focusing this time on the now (apparently) discredited non-linear physics initiated by Tesla and subsequently elaborated by Nazi and then Soviet physicists, Farrell explains that this revolutionary type of physics was the basis underlying his three books on the Great Pyramid and the weapon hypothesis ("The Giza Death Star", "The Giza Death Star Deployed", and "The Giza Death Star Destroyed").

Claiming (not unreasonably) that physics as currently taught is a dead end, he discusses "scalar physics" and zero point energy research which may already have been underway for nearly a decade in Germany before the Nazis took over and extended the research. This type of physics has "planet-busting capability...and an endless promise in the fields of energy and propulsion" as well as aspects of quantum mechanics and coherence. Several chapters are devoted to revealing information on suppressed physics. Therefore I passed the relevant chapters to someone with a physics degree who said Farrell tells a good story but so generally that no physicist would be interested. As an example, the scalar physics was covered in a similar manner as say describing the internet as "to do with computers".

The material is wide ranging to the point of seeming unfocused in places, for instance in the author's desire to uncover the many strange connections between the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963; UFOs, which became more frequently sighted from 1947; advanced technology; and the Nazis who appear, even today, to have links in the U.S. to "the Mafia, big business and banking, the military-industrial complex" and major manipulations of the stock market. There's a pointless potted history of Prussia. Instead of just summarising the parts of other books he wants to use in support of his, Farrell adds irrelevant pages expounding on what he disagrees with. And so on.

Overall, the astonishing information and allegations deduced from declassified documents make this book well worth reading but I must deduct 2 stars for the shaky physics which, after all, makes up a quite a large portion but was difficult to get through because not clearly or logically explained. I do object to being lectured on physics by someone who is neither a physicist nor someone who understands it very well at all.

This book, interesting though it was, nearly put me off reading other books by Farrell. Fortunately, "Babylon's Banksters" was already on the pile, as it turned out to be quite fascinating. "The Philosopher's Stone", which I then bought, turned out to be more interesting than this book: not for me, as it was too technical, but for the same person with the physics degree, who actually read most of it and thought it had some good ideas, although atrociously written.

[Later note: Farrell's latest (2011) trilogy "Cosmic War", "Genes, Giants, Monsters, and Men" and "The Grid of the Gods" are a sort of a continuation of his earlier works, taking us all further towards an understanding of the "master plan of a hidden e-lite".]
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on 22 June 2009
Like a lot of the readers of this book (I imagine) I came to "The SS Brotherhood of the Bell" after reading Nick Cook's "Hunt for Zero Point", looking to discover more about this fascinating subject.

In a sense I was disappointed - it doesn't offer any genuine hard facts. On the Bell itself it's more of a scrap-book piecing together Cook's and Igor Witkowski's (author of "The Truth About the Wunderwaffe") earlier research, combined with some admittedly speculative ideas on the issue.

Also, it is cripplingly slow going for the first 120-or so pages, going into incredible detail about the lead-up the Bell, various theories (some of which are just openly ridiculous) and other lines of related research, many of which feel like dead ends.

However, it does suddenly justify itself after this stage, with some well-weighted insights into the Bell, and a heroically researched whos-who of personnel that evidence suggests may have been involved. It all builds up into a genuinely coherent document, pleasingly so. It definitely earns its place as a must-read on the Bell.

Will there ever be a definitive expose into this subject? I doubt it, but what is out there currently - including this book - offers a tantalising taste of what may well have been one of the weirdest episodes of human history.
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on 10 January 2015
The title of this book is very misleading, I was expecting to read about the bell and its supposed purpose and development instead the book goes off in several directions allegedly connected to this very secret project, if you're a JFK conspiracy theorist or you are interested in physics then this might be for you, personally I was disappointed, that said the author has obviously researched the content of the book in some depth and I'm sure it will appeal to some people.
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on 22 February 2015
Disappointed. Lots of conspiracies, little hard evidence. I still don't know what the 'Bell' is.....a weapon, a means of transport? And while there are undoubtedly Nazi sympathisers still out there (possibly in positions of some power) I do think that 70 years after WWII is one heck of a 'long game' to be playing (mainly because nearly all of the WWII Nazis are now dead (unless there is an 'eternal youth' conspiracy that wasn't mentioned).
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on 1 December 2013
I am still not completely sure how I would assess the material presented in this book but I still thoroughly enjoyed it. It had all the elements of a good adventure story - Nazis, strange technologies, different perspectives on history etc. I treated it as a book to escape into and so was happy with it.
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on 2 August 2013
Again the facts/fiction need to be looked at yes I think there is a lot of truth in the book, but there is also some not so pure/true staements, one has to take this book with a "bit o salt". bits rtrue/flase
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on 17 April 2013
I liked this but would have liked it to stay focused more on the possible physics of the bell and its implications rather than fragmenting into JFK assassination theory and a revisit to Roswell. Worth a read.
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