The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb

Book - 2016 | First edition
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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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 0545732433 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9780545732437 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
Branch Call Number: Y940.548641 BAS
Characteristics: 307 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm


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The thrilling real-life account of a group of Norwegian resistance fighters and scientists who work to sabotage the Nazis’ atomic program.

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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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