"Monuments Men" Tells Half the Tale

Part III Holy Lance, Unholy Alliance

A new movie, The Monuments Men, is scheduled for release on February 7, 2014. Based on the book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, by Robert M. Edsel, the film follows the story of the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program, an Allied group, tasked with saving pieces of art and other culturally important items before their destruction by Hitler during World War II. [1]

But there is an even more amazing aspect to the story which you will not see in the George Clooney movie “Monuments Men.”

Hitler’s Holy Relics: A True Story of Nazi Plunder and the Race to Recover the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, by Sidney Kirkpatrick, is a much deeper story of the “monuments men”, deeper than the yuppie feel-good stuff imagined by Clooney. Sure, the Nazis systematically plundered all manner of art and antiquities. But the first and most valuable treasures they looted were the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire. [2]

In Kirkpatrick’s book we find that an American college professor turned Army sleuth recovered these cherished symbols of Hitler’s Thousand-Year Reich (the Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire) before they could become a rallying point in the creation of a Fourth and equally unholy Reich. [2] Except one item evaded the recovery: The Holy Lance. [3]

During World War II, First Lieutenant Walter Horn served as an interrogator for the U.S. Third Army. His unit was commanded by General George Patton. Horn, a German, had fled his homeland in 1938. An SS officer who had failed to recruit the scholar Horn acknowledged defeat and said, “I had hoped to find a place for you in the new world order.” Long before President George Herbert Walker Bush (Bush the First) proclaimed a “new world order,” the Nazis were already promoting the same thing! [3]

After interrogating one prisoner at the end of World War II, Lt. Horn summarized in a report that a secret vault was supposed to exist beneath Nürnberg castle. The entrance to the secret vault was said to be a disguised parking garage for an antiques shop. The Crown Jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, taken from Austria, were rumored to be in the secret vault, along with the Sword of Mauritius and the Holy Lance. [3]

Horn’s report, which he considered fairly routine, traveled up the chain of command until it reached the desk of General George Patton himself. Patton, after glancing through the report, became extremely interested. Lt. Horn was given special orders to proceed with an investigation. [3]

Eventually, in the secret vault were found various valuable items, including, apparently, the Holy Lance. But the Crown Jewels were missing. Lt. Horn tracked down what seemed to be the missing Crown Jewels. They were found hidden at a former school. It is believed that Heinrich Himmler, the hideous Cthulhu of this sad tale, was the leader of a revived order of Teutonic Knights. Operating in secrecy, these knights had the duty of guarding precious relics such as the Crown Jewels, which valuables would lend legitimacy to any future “Holy Roman Empire.” These “Teutonic Knights” were later thought to still be operating secretly throughout post-war Germany. [3]

In medieval times, the Holy Roman Empire had been the “First Reich.” Nürnberg had been the imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire, its unofficial capital. When the Nazi “Third Reich” came into being, Albert Speer, architect and planner, redesigned Nürnberg. Viewed from above, the parade grounds now contained an outline in the shape of a spear. The tip of this outlined “Holy Lance” pointed to the King’s Chapel, part of an ancient Nürnberg castle. [3]

Where were the Crown Jewels? Heinrich “Cthulhu” Himmler had “exact replicas” of the Crown Jewels, as well as a “copy” of the Holy Lance. Lt. Horn is supposed to have located the Crown Jewels in the abandoned school, and the “Holy Lance” seemed to have been carelessly left behind in the secret Nürnberg vault. As for Himmler’s supposed “copies” of the Holy Lance and Crown Jewels – they are still missing! “Did the Americans return the real treasures to Vienna or not?” asks author Sidney D. Kirkpatrick. “Had it been Himmler’s intention, just before the invasion, to fool the invading Allied Army by exchanging the real Crown Jewels for facsimiles?” [3]

Hitler and the Holy Lance were smuggled out of the doomed Third Reich. Yet even as the 6th resurrection of the Holy Roman Empire lay smoldering in the ashes of World War II, even then a prepared blueprint outlined the final incarnation of the European octopus. The new storm troopers would be well-spoken, handsome men equipped with the weapons of the new Euroforce: a three-piece suit and briefcase to match. (Background: Hitler Escaped!, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of January 18, 2014.)

In 1978, Queen Maud Land in Antarctica was declared “off limits” to the public under the Antarctic Conservation Pact. Not long thereafter, a secret expedition commanded by Colonel Maximilian Hartmann recovered the Holy Lance from a steel vault in Neuberlin, Antarctica. Now was the time! When the team emerged from far below, Colonel Hartmann raised the spear aloft and exclaimed, “The Holy Lance points ever towards our eternal Deutschland!” [4]

And that is the truer version of the “Monuments Men”, not told in the upcoming George Clooney movie.

——- Sources ——-
[1] “The Monuments Men”, Wikipedia, January 23, 2014
[2] Book synopsis of Hitler’s Holy Relics at amazon.com
[3] Tales of the Holy Lance, by Brian Redman. Published by Lulu.com
[4] https://ersjdamoo.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/hitler-escaped/

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Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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