The Third Reich Claims Neu Schwabenland — 1939

    Ice is not land, so how to claim it?  How to mark it owned             without thatched roofs, artifacts from conquered tribes, quaint                         yeomen tilling non-native crops on the annexed shore? The planes Passat and Boreas were catapulted             from the chill deck of the Schwabenland                         into the frigid, uncharted air […]