Operation Tabarin

The story of a secret mission in 1944 which seized possession of a slice of the Antarctic - making it the southernmost part of the British Empire.

Eminent geopolitical historian Dr Klaus Dodds grapples with the question of why men and materials were diverted to the South Pole when Britain was embroiled in the closing stages of the Second World War, examining a new theory which suggests it may have been an intelligence operation linked to the Enigma code.

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The story of a secret mission in 1944 which seized possession of a slice of the Antarctic - making it the southernmost part of the British Empire.

Eminent geopolitical historian Dr Klaus Dodds grapples with the question of why men and materials were diverted to the South Pole when Britain was embroiled in the closing stages of the Second World War, examining a new theory which suggests it may have been an intelligence operation linked to the Enigma code.