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Hunting Hitler's Nukes
Author: Damien Lewis

ISBN: 9781786482082
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 20 October 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3 x 2.8
Description:
Churchill's SOE and the Race to Stop the Nazi Bomb.

In the Spring of 1940, as Britain reeled from defeats on all fronts and America seemed frozen in isolation, one fear united the British and American leaders like no other: the Nazis had stolen a march on the Allies towards building the atomic bomb. So began the hunt for Hitler's nuclear weapons - nothing else came close in terms of priorities. It was to be the most secret war of those wars fought amongst the shadows. The highest stakes. The greatest odds.

Prior to the outbreak of the war the massive German chemicals conglomerate I.G. Farben - the future manufacturers of Zyklon-B, the gas used in the Nazi concentration camps - had started producing bulk supplies of deuterium oxide - heavy water - at the remote Norwegian plant of Vemork. This was the central target of three separate missions - Operations GROUSE, FARSIDE and GUNNERSIDE - over the ensuing four years. As Churchill commented: 'The actual facts in many cases were equal to the most fantastic inventions of romance and melodrama.

Tangle with tangle, plot and counter-plot, ruse and treachery, cross a...

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