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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse15 Jul 2017 12:08 p.m. PST


""In 1939, the Soviet Union agreed to supply the base location to Germany for the purpose of supporting U-boats and commerce raiding."

"the Soviet Union made clear that it was willing to exchange its strategic maritime position for technology."

"The Soviets modified the offer to then undeveloped Zapadnaya Litsa, in the Motovsky Gulf on the Litsa Fjord at the westernmost point of the Kola Peninsula, which the Germans accepted."

"The base at Zapadnaya Litsa, called "Basis Nord", had advantages with regard to secrecy. It was surrounded by Russian territory and closed to all foreign and Soviet domestic shipping, so that no one could see operations taking place.[13] Its entrance also prevented observation from the open sea."…"
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