The Battle For Heavy Water / Heroes of Telemark

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The Norwegian heavy water sabotage in Telemark in World War II. Operation Grouse, Freshman & Gunnerside

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Gunnar Fridtjof Thurmann Sønsteby January 1918 – 10 May was a member…

Gunnar Fridtjof Thurmann Sønsteby (1918–2012) was a member of the Norwegian resistance movement during the German occupation of Norway in World War II. In 1942 he became "Agent 24" in the SOE. He became the contact for all SOE agents in eastern Norway and head of the Norwegian Independent Company 1 group. This group performed several spectacular acts of sabotage. He is the most highly decorated person in Norway, including being the only one to have been awarded the War Cross with three…

 Erling Lorentzen worked for the Norwegian Independent Company a British military unit, during World War II. He married Princess Ragnhild of Norway in Royal Wedding Gowns, Wedding Dress Trends, Royal Weddings, Wedding Bride, Wedding Day, Wedding Dresses, Norwegian Royalty, Royal Brides, Celebrity Weddings
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Princesa Ranghild de Noruega. Hija mayor del Rey Olav V de Noruega y de la Princesa Marta de Suecia. El 15 de mayo de 1953 en Asker, Ragnhild se casó con Erli

Gunnar Sønsteby, resistance fighter during the German occupation of Norway; the leader of what became known as "The best saboteur team in Europe: The Oslo Detachment". He is the most highly decorated officer in Norway's history.

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SOE Norwegian Commandos, elite special forces that prevented Hitler from obtaining "heavy water" therefore likely preventing Hitler from winning the atomic bomb race and preventing the world from being subjected to Nazi domination. Heavy Water, Japan, Special Forces, World War Two, Historical Photos, Troops, Wwii, Norway, Britain
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Hero of the Telemark dies aged 101: WWII commando carried out raid on Norwegian Hydro plant to thwart Nazi's A-bomb plans

WWII commando carried out raid on Norwegian Hydro plant to thwart Nazi's A-bomb plans. One of the last two survivors of the legendary Second World War 'Heroes of the Telemark' raid, which helped thwart Hitler's plans to build a Nazi nuclear bomb, has died aged 101.

Joachim Ronneberg, the Norwegian resistance fighter who sabotaged Nazi Germany's nuclear weapons ambitions during World War Two, has died aged "Those growing up today need to understand that we must always be ready to fight for peace and freedom. Heavy Water, Military Training, Historical Images, World War Two, About Uk, Wwii, Norway, Scotland, How To Find Out
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Kampen om tungtvannet - slik skjedde det

Følg sabotørene før, under og etter tungvannssaksjonene.

Knut Magne Haugland: the seafaring saboteur

Knut Magne Haugland: the seafaring saboteur

The Norwegians must have something intrinsic in their blood, some strands of Viking DNA or some innate connection to the open ocean, that breeds such pure-blooded explorers. Thirteen years before …

Joachim RØNNEBERG is known for his resistance work during World War II and his post-war war information work. He was 23 years old, when he led the Gunnerside team on a daring raid to sabotage the German Heavy Water plant at Rjukan, TELEMARK, Norway in Norwegian Army, Heavy Water, The Boogie, World Government, Historical Images, Special Forces, World War Two, Beautiful Creatures, Wwii
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Gunnar Sønsteby was Norway’s most decorated war hero, chief of operations for the underground resistance and a member of a team of saboteurs that performed several spectacular acts of sabotage; among them smuggling out plates for the printing of Norwegian kroner from the Norwegian Central Bank, and blowing up the office for Norwegian forced labour, a strike that wrecked the Nazis’ plan of sending young Norwegian men to the Eastern Front. Norwegian Men, Norway Viking, Heavy Water, Central Bank, Forced Labor, Fight For Us, Historical Images, World War Two, A Team

Gunnar Sønsteby was Norway’s most decorated war hero, chief of operations for the underground resistance and a member of a team of saboteurs that performed several spectacular acts of sabotage; among them smuggling out plates for the printing of Norwegian kroner from the Norwegian Central Bank, and blowing up the office for Norwegian forced labour, a strike that wrecked the Nazis’ plan of sending young Norwegian men to the Eastern Front.

SOE Norwegian Commandos, elite special forces that prevented Hitler from obtaining "heavy water" therefore likely preventing Hitler from winning the atomic bomb race and preventing the world from being subjected to Nazi domination. Heavy Water, Japan, Special Forces, World War Two, Historical Photos, Troops, Wwii, Norway, Britain
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NOVA | Hitler's Sunken Secret | Norwegian Resistance Coup image 4

(Image 4) Learn about the daring sabotage of the German heavy water production effort in this passage from the book The Real Heroes of Telemark.

Hans "Kyllingen" Storhaug, MM, DSM was a Norwegian resistance member during World War II, especially noted for his role in the heavy water sabotage and for his participation in the SOE operation Grebe and Grebe Red in Østerdalen Heavy Water, Grouse, Freshman, World War Two, Finland, Ww2, Denmark, Norway, Battle
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Kiva-bru ble ikke sprengt - I Sollia - naturligvis

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Knut Haukelid (1911-1994) joined the Norwegian Independent Company 1 (Norwegian: Kompani Linge) in 1941. During World War II Knut Haukelid and the Kompani Linge group, sabotaged the Nazi Germany controlled heavy water Vemork plant in Rjukan in a long-range raid. The heavy water produced at a facility in occupied Norway was vital for the Third Reich's participation in the nuclear bomb race. Haukelid was the twin brother of actress Sigrid Gurie. Heavy Water, Nuclear Bomb, The Third Reich, World War Ii, Wwii, Norway, Junk Drawer, History, Battle
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Kjosås om Haukelid: Han gjorde som han fikk beskjed om

I «Kampen om tungtvannet» spiller Frank Kjosås sabotør Knut Haukelid, mannen som ledet Tinnsjøaksjonen - hvor 18 mennesker mistet livet.

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Birger Edvin Martin Strømsheim, (1910–2012) was a Norwegian resistance member during World War II, especially noted for his role in the heavy water sabotage 1942–1943.  Strømsheim worked as a building contractor, and together with his wife Aase, in 1941 he fled by boat to Shetland, determined to join the war effort. After the war, he returned to civilian life, but had a role in preparations for the stay-behind effort in Norway.

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Norwegian 'Hero of Telemark' Dies

Norwegian 'Hero of Telemark' Dies

John Moe and Tor Glad (codenamed Mutt and Jeff by In April 1941 these two…

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IN WHAT WAS STILL A comparatively early stage of development, B1a was hit with another blow that could have effectively spelled the end of the organization before it moved onto the offensive in the war of deception against Nazi Germany. With the demise of Snow, the cases of

Knut Haukelid biography, images and filmography. Read and view everything you want to know not only about Knut Haukelid, but you can pick the celebrity of your choice. Heavy Water, Nuclear Bomb, Celebrity List, The Third Reich, Twin Brothers, Cold War, World War Ii, Ww2, Norway
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Knut Haukelid | Celebrities lists.

Knut Haukelid biography, images and filmography. Read and view everything you want to know not only about Knut Haukelid, but you can pick the celebrity of your choice.