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Cold-blooded animals such as reptiles require sun and heat to warm their blood, making them much more active in a hotter temperature. You'd then assume, that the Nazis, who were both cold-blooded and reptilian like in just about everything they did, would seek somewhere warm to do their work.
Alas, no. Russian scientists have reportedly discovered a 'secret' Nazi Arctic military base on the island of Alexandra Land.
The base lies 1,000km from the North Pole and was built in 1942, a year after Adolf Hitler, a well known snow enthusiast, invaded Russia. Here's what was found.
Inside the bunker, which was codenamed 'Schatzgraber' or 'Treasure Hunter', was used primarily as a tactical weather station.
72 years after the base was built, over 500 objects have been found inside, which include some documents dated somewhere between 1942 and 1944. The cold weather has helped to preserve artefacts from World War II.
Allegedly the German scientists who worked at the base were forced to leave via a U-boat in '44 after eating polar bear meat, which 'poisoned' them.
Alexandra Land is now part of the Russian Federation after many years of debate over it being disputed territory.
Russia is reportedly looking to build its own military base in Alexandra Land.
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