Welcome to the WWII Forums! Log in or Sign up to interact with the community.

1943 German weather station near the North Pole

Discussion in 'Living History' started by gtblackwell, May 14, 2020.

  1. gtblackwell

    gtblackwell Well-Known Member Patron  

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2006
    Messages:
    2,266
    Likes Received:
    656
    Location:
    Auburn, Alabama, US
  2. R Leonard

    R Leonard Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2003
    Messages:
    825
    Likes Received:
    503
    Location:
    The Old Dominion
    Hmmm . . . Jeez, I love journalistic hyperbole.

    Not your fault, and, none the less, an interesting story, especially the evacuation due to Trichinosis.

    But, “ . . . Franz Josef Land islands in the Barents Sea, located more than 680 miles (1,100 kilometers) north of the Russian city of Arkhangelsk.”

    Not even halfway to the North Pole from Arkhangelsk, just shy of 4/10’s of the way there.

    Distance from Arkhangelsk to the north pole is about 1760 miles. Station then, at about 680 miles north of Arkhangelsk, was not exactly “near” the north pole . . . 1080 miles to go, roughly; not even halfway there. Typically, Russian type folks and scientists going to the Franz Josef Islands leave from Murmansk because it is closer.

    At least no one claimed, “At the North Pole”
     
  3. bronk7

    bronk7 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2013
    Messages:
    3,765
    Likes Received:
    188
    Location:
    MIDWEST
    ..how many unknown and forgotten wartime ''expeditions'' are there way up in the North Atlantic/etc? ...
    War Below Zero:The Battle for Greenland tells some stories of German weather stations/etc.....
    ....must've been very ''boring'''
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2020

Share This Page