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Telemark, Site of Norwegian Wartime Heroism: A Nutter in Norway on the Looney Front – Part 4

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On October 19, 1942, Britain’s Special Operations Executive (SOE) parachuted four young Norwegian saboteurs onto the bleak Hardangervidda plateau overlooking the magnificent but precipitous Vestfjorddalen valley near Rjukan in southern Norway on a mission of vital importance – to prevent Hitler from getting the atom bomb.

For the massive Vemork hydroelectric station perched on a steep mountainside above the sheer gorge of the Måna River not only provided power but also produced heavy water, a vital A-bomb component. The mission, codenamed Grouse, aimed to eke out intelligence and prepare the ground for a British explosives unit to blow up the read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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