Table of contents:
- Hitler in an attempt to find evidence of the "chosenness" of the Aryan race
- Construction of secret bases in the Arctic
- Exposing the activities of the Nazis by Soviet pilots
Video: What Hitler's army left in secret bases in the Arctic in the 1940s
2023 Author: Richard Flannagan | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-11-26 05:58
Seventy-six years have passed since the end of World War II. It would seem that for more than one decade all archives should have been declassified, all criminals should be arrested and punished. But the Nazis left behind many questions, to which historians are still looking for answers.
Hitler in an attempt to find evidence of the "chosenness" of the Aryan race
There are various conspiracy theories and outright speculation about a Nazi base in Antarctica. The most famous is that the Nazis built a secret military base 211 here called "New Berlin", where they allegedly hid the sacred relics of the Third Reich. Supporters of this hypothesis are confident that after the defeat of Nazi Germany, "New Berlin" became the basis for the formation of the Fourth Reich and was even equipped with a fortress.
Research and historical evidence suggests that the theories presented have nothing to do with reality. Despite the fact that Germany really participated in the study of Antarctica. However, this was long before the start of World War II, and there is no direct or indirect evidence of the construction of an alternate airfield in Antarctica for the revival of the Third Reich.
It is known that the Nazi authorities sent expeditions to various parts of the world to conduct scientific research. For the most part, the data of the expedition is of a purely archaeological nature, and the purpose of the Germans was the search for occult artifacts and evidence of the "chosenness" of the Aryan race.
However, Germany's goals in the Arctic soon became more pragmatic. With the coming to power of Hitler in 1933, the German military command began to plan the creation of the Northern Sea Route, which ensured the unhindered passage of wars and merchant ships.
Construction of secret bases in the Arctic
One of Adolf Hitler's ambitious but realistic and feasible plans was the construction of the Atlantic Wall, a long-term system of fortifications erected along the European Atlantic coast between 1940 and 1944. This line stretched from Norway and Denmark to the Spanish border and was intended to prevent the penetration of enemy allied forces into the continent. Many, but not all, fortifications on this "wall" have been discovered, surveyed, mothballed and plundered over the years.
In 2008, a storm on the Danish coast destroyed a coastal dune, revealing three intact Nazi bunkers beneath it. Built more than half a century ago, they have been preserved intact, and the scientists who went to research did not want to destroy the structures. They found furniture, military personal belongings, communications equipment, as well as half-smoked pipes and bottles of schnapps that looked like the soldiers left the base just a couple of minutes before the scientists arrived. Archaeologists have called this find "an Egyptian pyramid full of mummies."
Exposing the activities of the Nazis by Soviet pilots
In March 1941, Soviet polar aviation recorded a German Do-215 aircraft over the island of Alexandra Land. In the summer of 1942, military pilots from the USSR managed to find an unknown radio station in this area. Significant signals from the island were detected by rockets, as well as structures covered with wire mesh.
The Soviet military did not have sufficient resources to investigate what was happening in this uninhabited area, since at that time they had more important military tasks. It was only with the end of the war that true information appeared about the activities of the Nazis in the Arctic. On September 12, 1951, the Soviet research icebreaker Semyon Dezhnev discovered the remains of a German military base in the Alexandra Land area at Cape Nimrod.
There was a meteorological station with a radio tower, warehouses, household and residential buildings. Researchers have identified a variety of documents, food, clothing and information related to the operation of the radio station and weather station. It was established that a secret Nazi base number 24 "Kriegsmarine" operated on this island during the war. Another base was located five kilometers from it, on which, according to the documents found, the Schatzgraber meteorological station was located in 1943-1944.
In the late 50s, during the construction of an airfield on the peninsula of the polar pilot, ventilation shafts and entrances to caves under the rocks were discovered. After the release of this information, it was rumored that the cave served as a deployment site for Nazi submarines during the war.
4 divorces, loss of a child, schizophrenia and other rehearsals of the fate of 1940s star Veronica Lake
Veronica Lake was a movie sensation in the 1940s, but today her name is hardly a household name. Her career was rapidly going up and also rapidly sliding down. She shone on TV screens and, sparkling with happiness, radiantly smiled at the audience, but outside of the roles she was a deeply unhappy woman. Four divorces, the loss of a child, schizophrenia and much more played a fatal role in her life, recalling how fleeting universal adoration can be, weak
She played in the movies of weavers and housekeepers, in the column "social origin" she wrote "from employees", and she herself was a descendant of an old Russian noble family. In the 1940s, thousands of Soviet women imitated her - they dyed themselves blondes, cut their hair and dressed in her style. Stalin admired her, and she quietly hated him all her life. At a home play as a child, Chaliapin saw her and said: "This miracle will become a great actress!" And he was not mistaken! Her name is Lyubov Orlova, the legend of Soviet cinema
Many people love the production of The Marriage of Figaro with Andrei Mironov and Alexander Shirvindt. The author of the play, Pierre Beaumarchais, is one of the most famous French writers. But few people know that almost more than scripts for theatrical performances, he earned money from his activities as a secret agent of the king
Hollywood is associated with splendor of spotlights, quality cinema and, of course, beautiful actresses. The photographs collected in this review provide a unique insight into what Hollywood beauties looked like in the 1940s. We have to admit that some of the images are quite modern
The forties were the hardest in the history of the USSR. War entered people's lives, and the task of cinema was to raise the morale of the people, show examples of brave and fearless warriors and ordinary citizens, instill in the hearts of viewers confidence in an imminent victory, educate the younger generation on vivid examples of true patriotism. During this period, a whole galaxy of films about the war was released. Today we remember the actors who played the main roles in them