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Martin Bormann 'doppelganger' in Reigate

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Published on Apr 8, 2009

I have since checked this out with a visit to the cemetery, two cemetery managers, the book 'OpJB' by Christopher Creighton (John Ainsworth-Davis), photographs, newspaper reports, letters and the report of a funeral director who had known him locally - also a son-in-law and grand-daughter living in Australia. I am of the opinion that the man living in Wray Common Road, Reigate for many years was a "Martin Bormann double" trained for the purpose by the British secret service as cover for when the real Martin Bormann was sent out of England to South America in 1956. The purpose of OpJB was to retrieve the Nazi Gold. Eventually 95% was retrieved from Swiss banks and South America, because Martin Bormann was the signatory.

His original name was William Hornegold and he changed it by deed poll to Peter Broderick Hartley in 1949.

OpJB stands for Operation James Bond.

Reigate was in fact used as a secret location and also as an official HQ for South Eastern Command. There were lots of mansions taken over by the War Office for stationing personnel, as offices and meeting rooms.

I keep a Pigeon Post blog of my Reigate WW2 history research at http://gracefilby.blogspot.com.

My illustrated talk "Churchill's Secret Reigate" is available on DVD. Purchase online at http://www.relax-well.co.uk/shop.html

Grace Filby BA(Hons) Cert Ed FRSA
Churchill Fellow

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