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An exciting story of true courage,
This review is from: The Real Heroes Of Telemark: The True Story of the Secret Mission to Stop Hitler's Atomic Bomb (Paperback)
Having always regarded Ray Mears as an overgrown boy scout I started to read the book with some apprehension (why did his chubby face have to feature on the cover?) However after the first few lines I was hooked on the story of these true heroes. Mears gives a superb, detailed account of the build-up and action in destroying the heavy water stocks held by the Nazis at Rjukan. The account of the second, possibly more important operation, to destroy the ship that would transport the replenished Heavy Water stock to Germany seemed a little rushed and not so detailed, but I guess he was limited to the size of the paperback. In my opinion a book not to miss!