Winter Fortress w/ Neal Bascomb
w/ author Neal Bascomb
World War II. Atomic bombs. Nazis. Spies on Skis. This is the story of an occupied Norway and the heroes who would see it freed.
In his new book Winter Fortress, bestselling author Neal Bascomb tells the story of how a ragtag group of Norwegian men helped prevent Nazi Germany from developing the deadliest weapon in the world, the nuclear bomb.
It’s 1942, and the Nazis are racing to build an atomic bomb. They have the physicists. They have the will. What they don’t have is enough “heavy water,” an essential ingredient for their nuclear designs. For two years, the Nazis have occupied Norway, and with it the Vemork hydroelectric plant, a massive industrial complex nestled on a precipice of a gorge. Vemork is the world’s sole supplier of heavy water, and under the threat of death, its engineers pushed production into overtime.
For the Allies, Vemork must be destroyed. But how can they reach the castle fortress high in a mountainous valley? The answer became the most dramatic commando raid of the war. The British Special Operations Executive brought together a brilliant scientist with eleven refugee Norwegian commandos, who, with little more than parachutes, skis, and Tommy Guns, would destroy Hitler’s nuclear ambitions and help end the reign of the Third Reich.
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The book will be available for purchase.
NEAL BASCOMB is the national award-winning and New York Times best-selling author of Hunting Eichmann, The Perfect Mile, Higher, and Red Mutiny, among others. His books have won several national awards and have been published in over twenty countries. A former international journalist, he is a widely recognized speaker on the subject of World War II. He lives in Seattle.
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and spirit of the Nordic peoples.