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    Default Norwegian Skiing Commando Raid on German Heavy Water Facility

    Please see article on Norwegian commando raid on the German heavy water facility that curtailed Nazi atomic bomb efforts:

    https://www.scientificamerican.com/a...e-atomic-bomb/

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    Wow! That is pretty interesting!

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    Nice article, and decent summary. Thanks for the note, Bill.

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    The raid was considered successful. The entire inventory of heavy water produced during the German occupation, over 500 kg (1,102 lb), was destroyed with equipment critical to the operation of the electrolysis chambers. Although 3,000 German soldiers were dispatched to search the area for the commandos, all escaped; five commandos escaped by skiing 322 km to Sweden, two proceeded to Oslo (where they assisted Milorg), and four remained in the region for further resistance work.


    After 105 km on skis on Lapland, I must say that such journey with "I will fight when I get there" can be pretty hard. Respect for them.



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