Heroes of Telemark

Sabotaging Hitler's atomic bomb, Norway 1942–44

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Heroes of Telemark

Sabotaging Hitler's atomic bomb, Norway 1942–44

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In May 1941, the Norwegian Section of SOE received a dossier warning of the dangers of a hydroelectric fertilizer plant in Norway. Vemork produced heavy water, an essential part of making plutonium for nuclear weapons. When the Germans overran Norway the entire stock had been smuggled out of the country, but the plant was intact and soon producing heavy water again, destined for the German nuclear program.

Despite the difficulties of getting to and operating in such a remote, hostile area, SOE decided it had to destroy the plant. Six ski-borne commandos had the task of slipping past 300 heavily armed guards and passing through a ravine the Germans thought impassable.

Fully illustrated with stunning new commissioned artwork, this is the thrilling story of the daring Norwegian-led SOE raid that prevented Hitler from building an atomic bomb.

Table of Contents

introduction /Origins /Initial Strategy /The Plan /The Raid /Analysis and Conclusion /Further Reading /Index

Product details

Published Nov 20 2018
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472827678
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Raid
Short code RAID 50
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Greentree

David Greentree graduated from the University of Y…

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Mark Stacey

Mark Stacey was born in Manchester, UK, in 1964 an…

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Peter Dennis

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