The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission To Sabotage Hitler's Atomic Bomb

By Bascomb, Neal

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9780544368057 9780544368064
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Houghton Harcourt


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Reviewed on March 1, 2016  |  Social Sciences

At the outbreak of World War II, both the Allies and Axis powers were involved in building an atomic weapon. For the Germans, a key ingredient in their research was heavy water (or deuterium oxide), which was essential for creating a nuclear reaction; Norway possessed a significant heavy water manufacturing plant at Vemork. By spring 1940, the Nazis had taken control of Norway and the Vem...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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