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Birger Stromsheim
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9681540/Birger-Stromsheim.html ^ | 6:28PM GMT 15 Nov 2012

Posted on 11/16/2012 1:59:33 AM PST by fella

Birger Stromsheim Birger Stromsheim , , who has died aged 101, was considered the greatest of the “Heroes of Telemark” who in 1943 launched a daring raid to destroy a crucial part of the Nazi atomic weapons programme.

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He may have saved freedom as we know it.
1 posted on 11/16/2012 1:59:44 AM PST by fella
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To: fella

And look what’s been done to it since. RIP.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 3:12:39 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fella

Winds up the barge they sunk had no “heavy water” (detuerium) on it according to Nazi records.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 3:54:32 AM PST by mosesdapoet ("A voice crying in the wilderness make streight for the way of the Lord")
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According to the obit he wasn't part of the sinking of the Hydro.

The chemical was loaded on a ferry, Hydro, but this was sunk by another Norwegian resistance operation, finally sealing the fate of Germany’s atomic weapons programme.

4 posted on 11/16/2012 6:35:57 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: fella
A BBC video, "The Real Heroes of Telemark," on YouTube, presents the history in multiple parts.

The 1965 movie, starring Kirk Douglas, is a Hollywood fairy-tale version.

5 posted on 11/16/2012 6:47:04 AM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: Carl Vehse

There was an earlier, French-Norwegian film, almost a documentary recreation, called “Kampen om tungtvannet” (1948), that used several of the actual participants.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040504/

But in that movie, Birger Stromsheim was portrayed by an actor.


6 posted on 11/16/2012 8:21:57 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: fella

“To what do you attribute your long life?”

“Eating a kilo of Lutefisk, and drinking a liter of Akevitt, each and every day.”

“Amazing! Do you do this each and every day?”

“Absolutely not! You shouldn’t do this at all. It will kill you dead!”


7 posted on 11/16/2012 8:28:34 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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