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Antarctica discovery: ‘Abandoned’ World War 2 base used during secret Nazi operation

Port Lockroy is a bay forming a natural harbour on the north-western shore of Wiencke Island in the Palmer Archipelago of the Antarctic Peninsula. The Antarctic base with the same name, situated on Goudier Island of this bay, includes the most southerly operational Post Office in the world. During World War 2, Operation Tabarin was launched to patrol the Antarctic region for Nazi Germany’s commerce raiders and U-boats that threatened Allied shipping.