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Thanks for the link.

The attack on the heavy water plant was amazing on so many levels. Not only did the Norwegian commandos succeed in damaging the plant, the did it without loiss of life.

The Thomas Gallagher book "Assault In Norway: Sabotaging the Nazi Nuclear Program" is a "good read".
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/487441.Assault_In_Norway

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Edgar , thank you as well ! I first learned of the Norsk Hydro affair almost twenty years ago in this book https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Making_of_the_Atomic_Bomb It was one of those " can't put it down " books . We have recently returned from six days in Oslo that included the Resistance Museum and The Fram and Gjoa Museum ( am a big fan of Nansen and Amundsen , having read Huntford's wonderful biographies . One really special and unexpected treat was to see and be able to go on board the Christian Radich , which I learned about when I was only twelve ( I'm seventy now ) , a lifelong dream come true . The following two links are about the Film " Windjammer " ( 1958 ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windjammer_(1958_film) This delightful music , The Overture to the film https://youtu.be/f9u1sEU5DVc Hope you like it !

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The Resistance Museum and Fram Museum are two of my favorites. The Holmenkollen Ski Museum is my third.

The sculpture formed from weapons of war at the Resistance Museum is a touching end to the museums visit. The Norwegian war experience is motivation to celebrate peace.

The Nansen story (Fram and Ski Museums) is beyond courage. The first European to cross Greenland also was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on war refugees.
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/peace/laureates/1922/nansen-facts.html