Dönitz's cryptic statements concerning a "fortress" in Antarctica
I was aware of Dönitz's statement of "the German submarine fleet is proud of having built for the Führer, in another part of the world, a Shangri-La on land, an impregnable fortress."
But I was not aware of these statements by Admiral Dönitz:
- Then again, in 1944, the Grand Admiral doled out a little more information:
"The German Navy will have to accomplish a great task in the future. The German Navy knows all hiding places in the oceans and therefore it will be very easy to bring the Führer to a safe place should the necessity arise and in which he will have the opportunity to work out his final plans."
- But it was Dönitz's almost insane remarks at Nuremberg that seemed to point clearly to one of the two polar regions as the "site" for these "plans".
At Nuremberg he boasted of "an invulnerable fortress, a paradise-like oasis in the middle of eternal ice."
Not proof of anything of course but certainly interesting.