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Hitler did not hole up in Antarctica

Not altogether surprising, but apparently there is a thriving conspiracy industry insisting that Terra Australis had ""a vast underground cavern" warmed by volcanic heat, with docks for U-boats and "hangars for strange planes and excavations galore... We were overwhelmed by the numbers of personnel scurrying about like ants... The Nazis, it appeared, had been on Antarctica a long time."

Debunkers writing for the 'Polar Record', and filleted by the National Post, call the theory 'a load of crap', but do note that "The people who wrote this have a complete northern hemisphere mentality because none of them seem to have cottoned on to the fact that all of this stuff they want to have happened, happened in June. And in June, the southern hemisphere is locked in ice and it's pitch black. They imagine people flying in by seaplane and landing on the sea...The sea at that time of year is covered by ice, and a 1,000-kilometre-wide ice plain extends out from Antarctica towards the north. There's no way any submarine or any seaplane could get anywhere near Antarctica".

They'll be telling us that 'They Saved Hitler's Brain' wasn't a documentary next.

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Blogger The Hitch said... 3:25 pm

I disagree , it would be possible to get there if the sub kept punching a hole through the ice and recharging its batteries , or they may have built an early nuclear reactor , perhaps even reverse engineered it from a downed UFO?
Never underestimate the hun  

Blogger Newmania said... 4:02 pm

If you are going to have an undiscovered world whithin surely one would want to be running around like Conan with a scantily clad (obligatory) slave girl as in savage Pellucidar ,and its many imitators.
U Boats ? Well how dull is that

I didn`t know you were interested in this sort of thing C have you read Colin Wilson he is great collater of arcane loon-thinky  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 4:29 pm

I like conspiracy theories but I ain't herda this one.

According to the Times that I picked up on a 154 bus, Tom Cruse (todally non-gay) will soon be acting Hitler. That shd friten the scientology-o-phobic Frogs.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 5:35 pm

Hitch - Indeed, underestimating our Teutonic neighbours is done only at one's peril. Mind you, isn't 62 years rather a long time to wait before staging a come back?

N - Conan the film was screenwritten by John Milius, who is sound libertarian, if so fond of firearms he makes Hitch look like a treehugger. I'm a big fan of odd theories - not that I necessarily believe them.

TG - Intriguing.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 7:28 pm

I must say I enjoyed Robert Harris' Archangel - Stalin jr holed up in the eponymous frozen waste

not too many scantily-clad maidens as I recall  

Blogger Newmania said... 9:09 pm

not too many scantily-clad maidens as I recall SAID NICK

Which leaves scope for a great many  

Blogger CityUnslicker said... 9:53 pm

Russ Meyer could have made a fantasitic film with this as the story as the script.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 10:14 pm

the old memory certainly fades you insolent pup, but some things I don't forget

and scantily-clad girls in the snow are some of them

gurrls! feck! drink!  

Blogger Croydonian said... 9:01 am

One of Stalin's sons died in a German POW camp. If memory serves, he was criticised for breaches of lavatory etiquette and killed himself by running into an electrified fence.

There are a fair few underclad Wagnerian maiden types in Conan. Incidentally, the last scene of Conan is a straight copy of the denouement of Apocalypse Now, both penned by Milius.  

Blogger Croydonian said... 9:05 am

I'm yet to find confirmation or otherwise that the Cuban or Venezuelan embassies are paying. Most irksome.  

Anonymous Anonymous said... 10:37 am

he was criticised for breaches of lavatory etiquette...

The mind boggles. Whatever can this mean? Did he leave the toilet seat up?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 10:54 am

More about Yakov here.

The anecdote I was thinking of is in 'Unbearable Lightness' (The most over rated book of all time?), and I think he was accused of failing to clean up the lavatory after he had been at stool or somesuch.  

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