Expedition "Treasure-hunter": why Germans constructed confidential base in Soviet Arctic

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On a polar sector of the front of the Great Patriotic War Germans did not reach goals. Despite two attempts of approach in 1941 and 1942, fascists could not seize Murmansk. However Adolf Gitler had far-reaching plans concerning Soviet Arctic. Using a deficiency of polar open spaces, Germans created bases on the islands of the Arctic Ocean. The largest of them was on the archipelago Franz Joseph's Earth. Germans in Arctic Control over Arctic had a strategic importance for the Third Reich. Here passed the routes of sea escorts delivering in the USSR production and...

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