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SHARKHUNTERS International
2016 "Hitler in Argentina"
     Expedition

 

        
We take a leisurely breakfast before we are back on the road again, headed for mosquito country.  Taking no chances, after my shower I covered myself completely with cream repellent and after dressing, soaked my clothes from head to foot with spray repellent.  No self-respecting skunk would come near me!  We are on the banks of the river and across, decades ago, was safety for people from the Third Reich.

 


As with any expedition, we needed cash since we are in the middle of nowhere and plastic?  Nobody here takes credit cards, charge cards, debit cards......zip!  So we walked to this bank on main street - that's right, this is the main street of this pueblo, and to the bank. where I am going to use my new, ultra-modern high security plastic with chip and all sorts of security to get some cash.  Guess again!   

 

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid would have a better chance getting money out of this bank than I did with my new cards with embedded chip.  So my guide had to pay all expenses this day and I paid him back.
 

 
     

Since we are traveling this day, covering a lot of distance, there is no Third Reich or World War Two history to cover in this area but before we left this pueblo, we visited this very important shrine.

Even if you slept through much of your high school history as I did, you must know the name General San Martin.  He liberated much of South America from Spain and is held in very high esteem.  This is the pueblo where he was born and this is his house......not the big white building.  That is the memorial built around the remains of his house.  To be chosen as Guard of Honor here is a very high honor for the Grenadier chosen for this post.  They must be at least six-feet tall, have an excellent military record and they stand for a four hour shift before being relieved.

Humble beginnings for a great man of history - much like Abraham Lincoln being born in a log cabin in Kentucky......but now it is time to depart.

 
     
 


We were covering a lot of miles today and about midday we spotted this restaurant alongside the highway.  We have learned that restaurants, like villages, are few and far between so when you are hungry and spot a restaurant - pull in and eat.

 

This is a nice looking

 

restaurant inside and outside

     
 
You are looking at a genuine Assado;
beef cooked over an open fire pit.
 

The meal looks great, but we had to pause for a moment of silence out of respect for the gaucho who must be missing his favorite mule!  Very tough meat but the salad and the desert were good though as was the Pepsi.


We noticed that this area is loaded with red clay - the same red clay that was found in the skull identified as that of Martin Bormann.  We are told that this particular type of red clay is native to this area and nowhere else on earth.  His body was 'found' at the construction by the Berliner Haptbahnhof but the traces of red clay in the skull are most suspicious.  Official history tells that he was killed in a firefight while riding on a tank in the area while others claim that he bit down on the old tried and true cyanide capsule.  Either way, it is said that he died there in Berlin in May 1945.  We know this is absolutely NOT true.  Kinda' makes one wonder, doesn't it?

 

 

After checking in at our hotel, we went to the newspaper nearby.  This is a large newspaper, noted for their accuracy.  We will not identify the town or the newspaper by name or the name of our friend here, the Political Editor of this newspaper.  If we did so, one might wonder how quickly the Hysterical Channel TV hyenas would be on his back for stories.  We would not wish that on anyone.  We will just call him Antonio.

He gave us a lot of information about the Germans who came here after the First World War and established two communities - El Dorado and Monte Carlo.  He said that 80% of those people were in favor of Hitler when he was coming to political power and they sent money to him for his campaigns.  There was a Hitler Youth training camp there before and during the war because, under the protection of Juan Peroń, Germans could move freely through Argentina and other South American countries.  The Swastika Flag was seen regularly in these towns and one is now in the village museum.

In a nearby town Mengele experimented and 80% of the people are identical twins.  Headstones in those villages have the Swastika on them.

We are still in contact with Antonio and he is helping our research.

 


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