Assault in Norway: Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Program

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Globe Pequot, 2002 - History - 234 pages
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This book is the classic account of a legendary raid on the Nazi war program. By 1942 Germany had a seemingly insurmountable lead over the Allies in developing an atomic bomb. Contributing to this situation was its access to a crucial ingredient, 'heavy water,' found in great abundance at a fortresslike factory in occupied Norway. Allied hopes of stalling the Nazi nuclear program soon focused on sabotaging the cliff-side plant- a suicidal mission. But a team of brave Norwegian exiles, trained in Britain, infiltrated their homeland and, hiding in the wilds, awaited the opportunity to launch one of the most daring commando raids on the second World War. Basing his gripping narrative in large part on interviews with the commandos themselves, the author recounts in vivid detail the planning and execution of Operation Gunnerside. -- from Back cover
  

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Review: Assault In Norway: Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Program

User Review  - James - Goodreads

Thrilling account of a surprisingly little known WW2 story. Best read in Norway :) Read full review

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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

During World War II, Germany was copeting with the Allies to produce atomic weapons. The heavy water they used in their approach was produced in Norway. Assault in Norway documents Allied attempts to ... Read full review

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Thomas Gallagher (1918-1992) was a widely published journalist and the author of eight books. His novel The Gathering Darkness (1952) was nominated for a National Book Award; his Fire at Sea: The Story of the Moro Castle (1959) won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for nonfiction.

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