Flights of migratory birds fascinate the
imagination, even of the most blasé. There are some of such a length and
attended by circumstance so inexplicable that they bewilder the layman.
The ocean and land flight of the godwits annually from New Zealand to
Siberia, and their return later in the same year, can have no parallel
in the arcana of ornithology.
The New Zealand godwit is about the size of a pigeon; its plumage is
grey and brown. The bird has a long bill and long legs; somewhat
resembling a snipe. It is extremely strong on the wing. The movements of
its pinions seem imperceptible as it skims through the air.
As a community the birds are peaceable. Unlike most species of bird
life they are rarely seen fighting. They amuse themselves by flying into
the air and tumbling earthwards, while a gallery of spectators of the
genus applaud the exhibition. The godwits are shore birds and live on
mud flats and tidal waters.
As winter approaches in New Zealand the god-wits assemble on many
beaches in the North Island of New Zealand, preparatory to the great
hegira to the Northern Hemisphere. April and May see the great hosts
setting out on their trackless way across leagues of ocean and land, to
their destination—the tundras of Siberia. The sight is a most
picturesque one, as the birds use method in their preparations and
movements. They rise in obedience to their leaders and adopt a horseshoe
formation. The rounded part of the shoe forms the front and acts as a
break-wind. It is made up of tier upon tier of godwits. The stronger
birds are eligible for a place In this part of the crescent that must
meet the impact of adverse winds encountered in the long flight of some
seven or eight thousand miles. The arms of the horseshoe stream out
behind. This enclosure of the half circle is the place where the weaker
birds gather with the breakwind in front.
Thus the great flight commences. They fly over lonely seas and
isolated islands far removed from the main avenues of civilisation. The
godwits traverse the Pacific Islands of New Caledonia, New Hebrides, and
Fiji; Northern Australia, the Philippine Islands, China, Japan, the
Commander Islands; thence on to their objective—the shorelines of
Though there are several beaches in New Zealand from which the annual
migration sets out, the Ninety-Mile Beach (along the extreme promontory
of the North Island) and Spirits Bay (on the uttermost tip of the
Dominion) are closely associated with the epic Sight. The name given by
the Maoris to the bay indicates in their mythology the hopping-off place
of the souls of the natives for the Elysian fields. This was prior to
the advent of the white man and is believed by the latter to have had
its origin in the annual flight of the godwits.
How such an occurrence annually impressed itself on the primitive
mind of the poetical and imaginative Maori can be understood from the
description of an English eye witness of the departure:—
“Godwits rose with a mighty rustle. As the sun was dipping into the
sea an old male bird uttered a strident call, clarion dear, and shot
straight into the air. It was followed by a multitude. The great host
rose higher and higher until it was merely a stain in the sky. It seemed
the leader shaped the course due north and the stain melted into the
The godwits' knowledge of the route and their ultimate objective is
no less intriguing than their habits. From October, when they begin to
arrive back in New Zealand, till the time of their departure beginning
in April, they have never been known to nest and rear their young in New
Zealand. That is reserved for their Siberian sojourn. The Maoris have a
saying regarding the difficulty of finding something: “As hard to find
as a kauka's egg.” This is the Maori name for the godwit.
In the great ocean and land migration some birds, to use a
colloquialism, “miss the bus.” These truants winter in New Zealand, but
none of their eggs have been found. The godwits lay their eggs and hatch
out their young, from May to July, in their breeding places on the
barren stretches of tussock land between the hills and the seashore in
Siberia. By October the youngsters are strong enough on the wing to fare
forth on the flight with their parents to faraway New Zealand.
Two theories are advanced to explain the unerring instinct that enables the birds to find their way across the vast distances of land and sea that separate their two homes. One is that the
birds, in past ages understood only in terms of geological
nomenclature, followed old land lines when Asia and the innumerable
islands dotting the Pacific were one continuous whole. The gradual
submergence of vast areas of land, as generation after generation of
godwits made their annual flights, was so imperceptible that the
customary hegira became natural. Thus the route was followed by instinct
through an infinity of ages.
The second theory is that the birds acquired the habit of following
air currents in the upper atmosphere and thus reached their destination.
This theory and a belief that the birds' keenness of sight enables them
to accomplish their great ocean flight finds only limited acceptance.
Keenness of sight—pronounced as it may be in some species of winged
creatures—would be useless over the great stretches of water pursued by
the godwits. Indeed, the first hop from New Zealand is over a thousand
miles of the Pacific before land is sighted again.
Whatever the explanation may be of the extraordinary flight, the godwit may be truly termed the Ace among migratory birds.
former agent Greg Hallett desribes how the English intelligence
service, during the Russian siege of Berlin in two coordinated
operations, rescued both Hitler and his nearest man Martin Bormann,
from getting into Russian captivity. The short email text have been
illustrated and divided into, first Hitler's rescue and then
Bor-mann's, to make the course of events more clearer. All
explanations below marked (*), including this, is made by the editor.
The flight way and the
different vehicles used in the rescue of Hitler and Bormann.
Operation Winnie the Pooh
The Rescue of Hitler
In the first of these parallel rescue
operations to get Hitler and his newly wedded wife out of Berlin,
kayaks, a mini-sub, a motorboat and two aircraft, were used.
The Hitler couple
The author Ian Fleming
The rescue operation
of Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun was, from 9.50 pm on May 1, 1945,
commanded by Ian Fleming. The author of the wellknown James Bond
books/films and with a past in the English intelligence service.
Adolf Hitler in his glory
Adolf Hitler had, as
former Fuhrer, access to Swiss bank account numbers and other larger
secrets, some of them Nazi military secrets.
Anthony Blunt, the illegitimate son of
King George V, was a member of the rescue party. As he had refused to
attend the training for „Op. Winnie the Pooh“ and
also was a Russian spy, it was necessary to keep secret the real
purpose of the operation, from the rescue party. The aim of the
Russians was not only to get their hands on Berlin, but also on
Anthony Blunt – Russian spy
The last hours of Adolf
Hitler in the bunker (reconstruction).
The Hitler bunker –
located under the the Reich chancellery (see Images)
Hitler and Eva left the
bunker at 3.50 pm, April 30 and hid in the bulkhead passage, locked
themselves in until 8 pm in the evening.
One of the entrances to the Hitler bunker and it's
A part of the river Spree
in central Berlin
Hitler was taken out
through the locks that close off the water to the upper Spree river.
The Charlottenburg locks, Berlin.
The tunnels between the upper and lower locks, were
being used as a temporary Red Cross hospital. At April 28, 1945, the
lower locks were closed and the upper opened, resulting in the
drowning of both personnel and patients. The next day, 29 April 1945,
6 pm, the reverse was made, i.e. closing of the upper locks and
opening of the lower, partially emptiening the hospital tunnels and
flooding the Spree river with drowned bodies. This gave cover for
Hitler's scout party, floating downstream together with the bodies
and breathing through snorkels. They got word back that it was
possible to use this way for the flight. On the evening at 10.30 pm
the lover locks was fully opened, releasing more bodies which helped
to hide the minisub when it got to crucial areas further down stream
[on it's way to pick up the Hitler party].
Swimming divers breathing
Commandos using WW-2
At 11 pm on 30 April 1945,
the Hitlers (Adolf and Eva) and aides, was kayaked through the
tunnels to the open lower locks.
They then, at 11.30 pm got into a WK202 mini-sub (36,5 m long),
who 11.40 pm submerged and waited. Later at 11.55 pm 30 April, 1945,
just as the night sky was lit by flares from battles over the top of
them from either bank, they motored out into the current for their
journey downriver. Then, at 1.00 am 1 May 1945, five Hitler doubles
were shot with state sanctioned 10,5 mm bullets on top of the bunker.
Entrance of the bunker where one of the doubles was
One of the Hitler doubles,
disclosed by his a little to broad nose.
The alleged dead body of
Yet another Hitler double had been
killed 10 hours earlier down below and carried outside for burning.
This one is commonly referred to as 'the dead Hitler'. Hitler then
waited for a day-and-half in the mini-sub, who was hiding under the
shadow of Schwanenwerder* penisula in Lake Havel. * Some high Nazi
officials, as Armament Minister Albert Speer, had summer houses here.
The Schwanenwerder penisula
Hanna Reitsch then landed
at the lake. Hanna Reitsch was a most famous, female testpilot
during the Nazi regim. One of her major feats was to get alive from
testflying a manned version of Hitlers V1-flying bomb.
The 'Hitler' V-1 bomb – manned test version.
An Junkers JU52/3m
aircraft on floats
An Junkers JU52/3m aircraft on floats with an Junkers JU52/3m
g14e, at afternon 4.15 pm May 2, 1945. The flaps was opened and a
ladder lowered. The mini-sub then rose up under the Junkers aircraft.
Hallet uses the word 'opened', indicating he's not fully familiar
with aviation vocabulary. Vingflaps are primarily used to get a lower
flight speed, resulting in a shorter landing-and take-off distance.
The usual terminology regards flaps is ´deployment´ or
'take out/in' flaps. The Hallett information that the flaps was
´opened', i.e. deployed after landing, is proably wrong, as
flaps always are taken out before landing, not after. Hallet seems also
be wrong regarding the laddern. As can be seen
on the above picture, the ladder is fastened rigid on this type of
aircraft. Possibly Hallett mean that yet another ladder was used to
reach the minisub. Hitler and Eva, Braun, then climbed up the conning
tower of the WK202 mini-sub, onto the ladder, and into the plane,
protected* from any stray bullets by the flaps. They left the lake at
4.24 pm 2 May, 1945. Hallett has a direct incorrect view regarding this.
The flaps of
the JU 52 were made out of very thin aluminium sheets, which can't
give any protection from bullets. Possibly, the flaps instead helped
to hinder anyone seeing the bordering of passengers from the
They flew 15 minutes east of Berlin to Lake Muggelsee (31 km in a direct
line) and were met by former Op JB (James Bond), Commander Ian Fleming
in an acquired motorlaunch (A type of smaller boat, normally used for
transport of seamen to and from a ship at anchor.) and dressed as a
Russian Officer, having left Op JB about 19 hours prior.
Russian soliders in a motorboat during the siege of
Hitler then gave Fleming his papers, got into the
launch and was transported to shore. Fleming only ever referred to
Adolf and Eva Hitler as 'Mr Rabbit'and 'Mrs Rabbit'.
Westland Lysander IIIA
They got into a Westland
Lysander IIIA aircraft, Serial No. V9673, flown by Hugh Verity DSO**
DFC**, who had been waiting for 14 hours, since 2 am, 2 May 1945. The
plane had been covered with branches.. The Lysander took only one
passenger, or at most two in a cramped solution. It's therefore
probable that this aircraft was included in the flight, only to
facilitate free passage thru the allied anti-aircraft barriers. The
passengers were most likely transported in the larger Junker. The
English have an certain affection for titles and medals, incl.
military. DSO stands for ´Distinguished Service Order´
and DFC for ´Distinguished Flying Cross´.
Ian Fleming had placed a
time-release bomb on the launch and soon after they lifted off, the
motorboat exploded. This is the origin of the James Bond books and
films – leaving with the woman and everything exploding behind
them. Hitler was the orginal James Bond character*.
* Hallett probably doesen't
mean that Hitler personified the hero James Bond, but instead only
that he was the first who personified the situation in the end
scenery. Something that later became a standing theme in every
end-scenery of the James Bond books/films. Hanna Reitsch, in her
Junkers JU52/3m g14e, flew [together] with the Lysander* , both of
them to just outside Barcelona, Spain, arriving around 3 am at night
* The Lysander aircraft was
used by England for secret courier flights and other operations
behind enemy lines. The use of aircraft from both Nazigermany and
England in this operation, was probably only made to facilitate free
passage through both the allied and Nazi anti-aircraft barriers.
From the right, Ramon
Serrano Suner, General Franco och Himmler. where the Hitlers were
met by General Franco's son in law, Ramon Serrano Suner. Hanna
Reitsch then returned to Germany three days later and gave a dressing
down from Hitler to some of his key players.
PART TWO -Operation James Bond
The Rescue of Martin Bormann
This operation saved Martin Bormann [secretary of Hitler and at
the war end Nazi-Germanys most powerful man]. Bormann was Reich
Chancellor and controlled the financial assets of Nazi-Germany [for
instance in neutral countries as Swizerland and Sweden]. Operation
James Bond was originally captained by Ian Fleming. Later, at 9.50 pm
on May 1, 1945, the operative responsibility went over to John
Ainsworth-Davis*, as Fleming took over command of Op. Winnie the Pooh
[the rescue of Hitler].
Martin Bormann in his heydays
John Ainsworth-Davis, [the personator for James Bond] took over
responsibility for Op. James Bond, which saved Bormann out of Berlin.
Today, John Ainsworth-Davis uses the name Chris Creighton.. The
rescue was initiated by Martin Bormann leaving the bunker, at 8.40 pm
1 May, 1945. . The date of May 1 is interesting as it is also
the day the subversive Illuminate order was formed in 1776, under the
slogan freedom, equality, brotherhood, i.e. the same holy day
and the same holy slogan, that all socialist/ communist/Marxist
movements, still to this day honour. The date indicate that the fall
of Berlin and rescue of Hitler and Bormann, was an Illuminate
operation, with the John Ainsworth-Davis date intentionally set to
Painting of an famous
commando-operation – the Frankton raid.
The flight out of the
war-ridden Berlin, was [as in the case of Hitler] partly accomplished
They kayaked downstream during the night and camped during the
day at Wannsee [south-west of Berlin] near Pfaueninsel Island
(Peacock Island)..They left Wannsee again on
May 2, 1945, thereafter Bormann was taken over to England. Due to
Ainsworth-Davis, Bormann then did live under another identity in
England, to later move to Paraguay where he died in 1959. For a more
detailed information regarding the rescues of Hitler and Bormann, the
following books is recommended. All three of these books is by
'natural' reasons supressed and can't be found in the shelves of
“OPBJ – The
Last Great secret Of The Second World War”, bv Christopher
Creighton. The book can possibly be bought at: www.amazon.uk or found
on the net..“Hitler Was A British Agent”, by Greg
Hallett. This and other of Hallett's books can be ordered directly
from the author at: www.greghallett.com “Architects Of
deception”, by Juri Lina. The book gives you the deeper insight
to understand why Hitler was saved out of Berlin by Winston
Churchill, one of his 'main enimies`: www.geocities.com/jyrilina/