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The Heavy Water War and the WWII Hero You Don’t Know

The Heavy Water War and the WWII Hero You Don’t Know

They were going to sabotage the Nazi atomic bomb. But only Capt. Leif Tronstad, Sr. knew it.A week before Christmas, 1942, Tronstad gathered the six men he was about to send behind German lines as they prepared to ship out. Like him, the commandos of Operation Gunnerside were all Norwegians, exiled to the U.K. after the Nazis conquered their country two years before.

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