Sabotage: The Mission To Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb

By BASCOMB, Neal

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ISBN
9780545732437 9780545735339
Publisher
Scholastic Arthur A. Levine Bks.


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on May 1, 2016  |  Middle to High School

Gr 8 Up—The people of Norway had hoped to remain neutral during World War II as they had in the Great War, but that hope was shattered when Nazi Germany invaded Norway's ports in the early days of April 1940. In addition to taking over Norway's land and exiling their king, Germany also intended to capture the hydroelectric plant at Vemork in Norway's frozen highlands. The plant was one of the only places in the world that produced a substance called heavy water, an extremely important ingredient...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on June 1, 2016

In this young readers' edition of The Winter Fortress, Bascomb (The Nazi Hunters, rev. 9/13) turns his attention to a single, crucial Allied operation of WWII: the disruption of the Nazis' atomic program by eliminating their supply of heavy water. Bascomb opens with a suspenseful prologue in which nine commandos ski through Nazi-occupied Norway in the dead of winter, getting their first sight of their target, the remote, seemingly impregnable factory at Vemork. "High on the icy crag, its dark silhouette looked like a winter fortress." Bascomb then backtracks, describing the Nazi invasion of No...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on April 1, 2016

This young readers' edition of <i>The Winter Fortress</i> focuses on a single, crucial Allied operation of WWII: the disruption...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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