Assault in Norway: Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Program

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The Planning and Execution of One of the Most Famous Raids in WWII History
 
 “Cliff-hanging suspense.” —Christian Science Monitor
 
 Assault in Norway 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 ...

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Overview

The Planning and Execution of One of the Most Famous Raids in WWII History
 
 “Cliff-hanging suspense.” —Christian Science Monitor
 
 Assault in Norway 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 of the Second World War.
 
Basing his gripping narrative in large part on interviews with the commandos themselves, Thomas Gallagher recounts in vivid detail the planning and execution of Operation Gunnerside. Assault in Norway recalls the intrigue found in such wartime classics as David Howarth’s We Die Alone and The Sledge Patrol, and the mission it recounts inspired the 1965 Hollywood film The Heroes of Telemark.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781599219127
  • Publisher: Lyons Press, The
  • Publication date: 6/1/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 407,348
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas Gallagher (1918-1992) was a journalist and the author of eight books, including The Gathering Darkness, nominated for a National Book Award; and Fire at Sea: The Story of the Moro Castle, which won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for nonfiction.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2003

    Accurate, detailed book

    Assault in Norway is by far the best book on the topic. A quick reading of the preface makes it clear that Gallagher has done his research here. DO NOT trust the National Geographic and other film accounts of this story...they are very misleading. This book kept me up for hours at night. I couldn't put it down. Get it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2002

    Two Thumbs Up =)

    I read the original version (copywrite 1975) of this book...it is a VERY good book. It is very detailed, and the suspense is great! i highly reccomend this book for WWII buffs

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