The Mission to Destroy Hitler's Atomic Bomb

eBook - 2016
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A stunning adventure involving Nazis, nukes, fighting, failure, and everyday heroes, from the author of the award-winning The Nazi Hunters .Neal Bascomb delivers another nail-biting work of nonfiction for young adults in this incredible true story of spies and survival.The invasion begins at night, with German cruisers slipping into harbor, and soon the Nazis occupy all of Norway. They station soldiers throughout the country. They institute martial rule. And 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. Armed with little more than skis, explosives, and great courage, they will survive months in the snowy wilderness, elude a huge manhunt, and execute two dangerous missions. The result? The greatest act of sabotage in all of World War II.
Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016
ISBN: 9780545735339
Characteristics: text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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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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