AUTHORGallagher, Thomas
TITLEAssault in Norway: Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Bomb
PUBLISHERHarcourt Brace Jovanovich
CITYSan Diego, CA

This book tells the story of the effort by Norwegian commandos to hamper Nazi atomic research during World War II by destroying Germany’s only heavy water source. The author gives background information to the sabotage mission and explains the Allies’ fears of German scientific capabilities. He also describes the participation of the British in the mission and the situation in Norway at the time. The bulk of the book focuses on the actual activities of the Norwegian saboteurs and their bombing of the Vemork heavy water plant and sinking of a ferry hauling heavy water to Germany. The author utilizes numerous documents and interviews to present the story thoroughly.

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