The Greatest Resistance Stories

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Internetado

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Mar 23, 2017, 11:26:36 AM3/23/17
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The Greatest Resistance Stories (Tara Blair)

> | By Debra Kirby | In honor of Holocaust Month, which is observed in the
> United States in April, I'm sharing a few of my current reads and older
> favorites related to World War II resistance groups and individuals. With a
> background like mine--a lifelong interest in World War II history, French
> and Polish grandparents, ... [link: http://blog.gale.com/resistance/] Read
> more...

http://blog.gale.com/resistance/

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Eduardo
Sorocaba,SP-Brasil - www.alt119.net

a425couple

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Mar 31, 2017, 2:13:54 PM3/31/17
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> Eduardo
> Sorocaba,SP-Brasil - www.alt119.net

It seems to me, that one of the important resistance actions against
Nazi Germany's occupation was the sabotage of the pre-nuclear
heavy water plant in Norway. It seemed very important at the
time.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_heavy_water_sabotage

"The Norwegian heavy water sabotage (Bokmål: Tungtvannsaksjonen, Nynorsk:
Tungtvassaksjonen) was a series of actions undertaken by Norwegian saboteurs
during World War II to prevent the German nuclear energy project from
acquiring heavy water (deuterium oxide), which could have been used by the
Nazis to produce nuclear weapons. In 1934, at Vemork, Norway, Norsk Hydro
built the first commercial plant capable of producing heavy water as a
byproduct of fertilizer production. It had a capacity of 12 tonnes (13 short
tons) per year. During World War II, the Allies decided to remove the heavy
water supply and destroy the heavy water plant in order to inhibit the Nazi
development of nuclear weapons. Raids were aimed at the 60 MW Vemork power
station at the Rjukan waterfall in Telemark, Norway."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_resistance_movement
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Heroes_of_Telemark
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Freshman#Operation_Grouse

Don Phillipson

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Apr 2, 2017, 12:10:28 PM4/2/17
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> It seems to me, that one of the important resistance actions against
> Nazi Germany's occupation was the sabotage of the pre-nuclear
> heavy water plant in Norway. It seemed very important at the
> time.
>
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_heavy_water_sabotage
>
> "The Norwegian heavy water sabotage (Bokmål: Tungtvannsaksjonen, Nynorsk:
> Tungtvassaksjonen) was a series of actions undertaken by Norwegian
> saboteurs during World War II to prevent the German nuclear energy project
> from acquiring heavy water (deuterium oxide), which could have been used
> by the Nazis to produce nuclear weapons. . . .

This Wikipedia summary is too short. Heavy water was required
not "to produce nuclear weapons" but as one of the likely prerequisites
for a controllable nuclear reactor, which in tern was deemed essential
before any nuclear weapon could be designed. (The Manhattan
Project's first (Chicago) reactor was different, using solid graphite for
the
moderator, not heavy water.)
--
Don Phillipson
Carlsbad Springs
(Ottawa, Canada)

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