The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb

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"The invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping into harbor, and soon the Nazis occupy all of Norway... At Vemork, an industrial fortress high above a dizzying gorge, they gain access to an essential ingredient for the weapon that could end World War II: Hitler's very own nuclear bomb. When the Allies discover the plans for the bomb, they agree Vemork must be destroyed. But after a British operation fails to stop the Nazis deadly designs, the task falls to a band of young Norwegian commandos"--
Publisher: New York, New York :, Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc.,, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780545732437
Characteristics: 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm


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Jun 16, 2017

For some reason, I couldn't shake the feeling that I had read this book before. So much of the story was familiar to me, but I honestly don't know where I read it. Specifically the parts about them living in the ice huts after the drops--actually I think it was in Bomb by Steve Sheinkin, but not exactly sure.

Still this was a wonderful history, about a little known story during WWII. This book is well written and factual, but had a tendency to be a bit dry at times. There was a lot of waiting and planning for the attack, and many things went wrong. Still this is a great addition to our WWII history collection.

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