In this episode, we put on our skis and telemarked our way to the winter lodge to watch the movie The Heroes of Telemark (1965) about a team of Norwegian resistance fighters sabotaging a heavy water plant during WWII to prevent Germany from getting closer to an atomic bomb. How close was Nazi Germany from building a nuclear weapon? What is the importance of heavy water in a nuclear program? What is more likely: that Tim builds a homemade nuclear device or Tim properly pronounces all these Norwegian names? Tim Westmyer (@NuclearPodcast), and returning special guest returning special guest Will Saetren (@WillSaetren) answer these questions and more.

Full movie online here:

Before we synchronize our ticking clock time bombs, we recommend:

-William Stephenson, A Man Called Intrepid, 2016

-Neal Bascomb, The Winter Fortress: The Epic Mission to Sabotage Hitler’s Atomic Bomb, 2017

The Final Countdown (1980 movie)

Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond (VR game with Norwegian heavy water plant level)

The Heavy Water War (2015 Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation show)

Norway Resistance Museum

Vemork Hydro Plant

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