❝ A secret Nazi base in the Arctic abandoned after scientists ate infected polar bear meat has been unearthed.
The mysterious site, named ‘Schatzgraber’ or ‘Treasure Hunter’ by Hitler’s underlings, was constructed in 1942 – a year after the Third Reich invaded Russia.
Russian researchers have now rediscovered the military base, which the former garrison evacuated by U-boat after eating infected polar bear meat…
❝ More than 500 objects were recovered from the site as Russian scientists explored the former Nazi compound located in Alexandra Land, an island around 1,000 kilometres from the North Pole.
❝ On the barren moonscape of the isolated island, relics of the Second World War can be seen, with shells and other fragments of the conflict lying on the shale.
The ruins of bunkers, discarded petrol canisters and even paper documents have also been discovered, preserved in the intense cold…
❝ Allied forces occupied most suitable sites for polar weather reports, so the Nazis landed a small group of observers on Alexandra Land.
Supplies for the men at the remote post were dropped by air.
In 1944 all of the men at he base ate raw polar bear meat, which resulted in trichinosis disease from roundworms living in the infected flesh.
A U-boat had to rescue the scientists posted there after infection ravaged their base.
Not exactly good duty. I hope they at least received combat pay.