Rutherford preached that World War 2 would end with "Fascist Catholics" taking over the world and Jehovah stepping in.
His book Enemies 1937 "...Will Great Britain and America become Fascist under Catholic control? The Scriptures and the facts support that conclusion...." So Ruthrford made some bombshelters....
Watch 82 8/15 p.10 "...as a precuation for the saftey of the Bethel family, a place of refuge was built in South Lansing, New York...it was never needed for that purpose....later transformed into the Gilead Missionary school."
Watch 81 12/15 p.28 "Rutherford believed that intense persecution may require them to leave Headquaters. Thus he built a building in upstate New York, that could be used by the Bethel family."
After the death of Rutherford during the war Nathan Knorr reversed this belief giving the Convention talk "Peace can it last." saying: "This war is NOT the battle Armagedon..." In Feb 1st 1943 he organised the first missionary school from an isolated property that once was a built as the ulitmate "Armagedon shelter."