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The winter fortress : the epic mission to sabotage Hitler's atomic bomb, Neal Bascomb

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The winter fortress : the epic mission to sabotage Hitler's atomic bomb
Title
The winter fortress
Title remainder
the epic mission to sabotage Hitler's atomic bomb
Statement of responsibility
Neal Bascomb
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Documents the Allied raid against occupied Norway's Vemork hydroelectric plant, the world's only supplier of an essential ingredient needed by the Nazis to build an atomic bomb, citing the teamwork of British Special Ops, a brilliant scientist and refugee Norwegian commandos that foiled Hitler's nuclear ambitions,"--NoveList
  • It's 1942 and the Nazis are racing to be the first to build a weapon unlike any known before. They have the physicists, they have the uranium, and now all their plans depend on amassing a single ingredient: heavy water, which is produced in Norway's Vemork, the lone plant in all the world that makes this rare substance. Under threat of death, Vemork's engineers push production into overdrive. For the Allies, the plant must be destroyed. But how would they reach the castle fortress set on a precipitous gorge in one of the coldest, most inhospitable places on Earth? Enter Leif Tronstad. a brilliant Norwegian scientist who narrowly escaped his country to bring word to the Allies of the plant's importance--and how to infiltrate it. Together with the British Special Operations Executive ("the Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare"), Tronstad recruits a disparate band of patriots and plans a mission that many believe impossible. Based on a trove of top secret documents and never-before-seen diaries and letters of the saboteurs, this is an arresting chronicle of a brilliant scientist, a band of spies on skis, perilous survival in the wild, sacrifice for one's country, Gestapo manhunts, soul-crushing setbacks, and a last-minute operation that would end any chance Hitler could obtain the atomic bomb.--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bascomb, Neal
Dewey number
940.54/86481094828
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
D794.5
LC item number
.B373 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Sabotage
  • Atomic bomb
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
The winter fortress : the epic mission to sabotage Hitler's atomic bomb, Neal Bascomb
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The water -- The professor -- Bonzo -- The dam-keeper's son -- The open road -- Commando order -- Make a good job of it -- Keen as mustard -- An uncertain fate -- The lost -- The lost -- Those louts won't catch us -- Rules of the hunter -- The lonely, dark war -- The storm -- Best-laid plans -- The climb -- Sabotage -- The most splendid coup -- The hunt -- Phantoms of the Vidda -- A national sport -- The target list -- Cowboy run -- Nothing without sacrifice -- Five kilos of fish -- The man with the violin -- A 10:45 a.m. alarm -- Victory
Control code
ocn913923863
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544368057
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015042716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)913923863
Label
The winter fortress : the epic mission to sabotage Hitler's atomic bomb, Neal Bascomb
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-365) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The water -- The professor -- Bonzo -- The dam-keeper's son -- The open road -- Commando order -- Make a good job of it -- Keen as mustard -- An uncertain fate -- The lost -- The lost -- Those louts won't catch us -- Rules of the hunter -- The lonely, dark war -- The storm -- Best-laid plans -- The climb -- Sabotage -- The most splendid coup -- The hunt -- Phantoms of the Vidda -- A national sport -- The target list -- Cowboy run -- Nothing without sacrifice -- Five kilos of fish -- The man with the violin -- A 10:45 a.m. alarm -- Victory
Control code
ocn913923863
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 378 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780544368057
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015042716
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)913923863

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