The True Story of the Secret Mission to Stop Hitler's Atomic Bomb
In a recent talk given to the Club, speaker Dave Routledge told of his exploits whilst retracing 'In the footsteps of the Heroes of Telemark'. The talk was not specifically about the daring raid undertaken in 1942, when four men parachuted onto a Norwegian glacier, equipped with only the most basic equipment. Their mission was to prevent the Nazi regime from building an atomic bomb. He suggested the book by wilderness expert Ray Mears entitled 'The Real Heroes of Telemark' , which is a very good read. In addition, members may enjoy the following three documentaries by Ray Mears which tell the true story of this gruelling campaign, showing how these men's ability to survive in extreme conditions influenced the outcome of the Second World War. The Telemark campaign was an example of the bravery and skill of the SOE trainees who transformed a military disaster into a triumph.
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