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Telemark heroes story

Postby Cannatonic » Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:18 pm

Joachim Ronneberg, Leader of Raid That Thwarted a Nazi Atomic Bomb, Dies at 99

http://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/22/obitu ... -dead.html

>>>The Norwegian saboteurs skied across the Telemark pine forest in winter whites, phantom apparitions gliding over moonlit snow. They halted at a steep river gorge and gazed down at a humming hydroelectric power plant where Nazi scientists had developed a mysterious, top-secret project.

Lt. Joachim Ronneberg, the 23-year-old resistance fighter in command, and his eight comrades — all carrying cyanide capsules to swallow if captured — had been told by British intelligence only that the plant was distilling something called heavy water, and that it was vital to Hitler’s war effort.

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Re: Telemark heroes story

Postby lowangle al » Wed Oct 24, 2018 1:07 pm

Thanks for posting that, I never really knew the details of the story. They truly were heros.

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Re: Telemark heroes story

Postby STG » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:58 am

Thanks for posting! As the WWII generation dies and historical amnesia sets in, it becomes even more important to tell and share these narratives of resistance and bravery in WWII.

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Re: Telemark heroes story

Postby anemic » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:23 pm

https://youtu.be/gExqx4PXXG8

Youtube link!! I can't wait to watch this. What a story.
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Re: Telemark heroes story

Postby fisheater » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:26 pm

I have watched every episode multiple times now. Thank you for posting, a great story, and for me at least, very enjoyable YouTube viewing


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