Rjukan, Norway Newswire

Rjukan, Norway Newswire

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  1. British shopping center creates Christmas tree out of Remembrance Day poppiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 25 | Boing Boing

    Britain, like most of western Christendom, celebrates Christmas with ornamented trees. The British mark Remebrance Day for World War I on November 11 by wearing paper poppies.

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  2. Ebola outbreak in Congo: things are getting worseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Oct 23 | Boing Boing

    The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has proven a sumbitch to contain. Since this latest "oh shit" moment in the history of this infectious outbreak started on August 1st, the brave healthcare professionals and epidemiologists throwing their shoulders into the problem have reported 200 total cases of the disease, 117 confirmed Ebola-related deaths and 35 deaths that are probably related to the illness.

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  3. Norway mourns WWII resistance fighter who halted the Nazis' nuclear driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 22 | The Nation

    Norwegian World War II hero Joachim Ronneberg, who led a major sabotage operation against the Nazis in his occupied homeland, died on Sunday, aged 99. Ronneberg's daring operation was given the Hollywood treatment in 1965 in the film "The Heroes of Telemark" starring Kirk Douglas. "Ronneberg is probably the last of the best known resistance fighters to pass away," Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg told the NTB news agency.

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  4. War hero who stopped Hitler from producing a nuclear bomb dies aged 99Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 22 | Metro UK News

    A Norwegian resistance fighter who sabotaged Hitler's nuclear bomb ambitions during the World War Two has died aged 99. War hero Joachim Ronneberg formed and led the six-man Operation Gunnerside team, who raided a heavily-guarded Nazi plant in Telmark, Norway, in February 1943. After the war, the former First Lieutenant became a journalist but later spoke out about his experiences and became known for talking to young people about the conflict.

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  5. Saboteur who wrecked Nazi nuke program dies aged 99Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 22 | Boing Boing

    The Nazis never got close to building the bomb, but they understood the science and knew what was coming. A top-secret raid led by Norwegian resistance fighter Roachim Ronneberg destroyed a heavy water-producing plant in Rjukan, Telemark in 1943 - a key victory that put Nazi nuke research to bed.

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  6. Joachim Ronneberg: Norwegian who thwarted Nazi nuclear plan diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 22 | Newsday

    Joachim Ronneberg, the Norwegian resistance fighter who sabotaged Nazi Germany's nuclear weapons ambitions during World War Two, has died aged 99. In 1943, he led a top-secret raid on a heavily-guarded plant in Norway's southern region of Telemark. He told the BBC in 2013 that he only realised the importance of the mission after atomic bombs were dropped on Japan's Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945.

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  7. Norway mourns WWII resistance fighter who halted Nazis' nuclear driveRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Oct 21 | The Times of Israel

    Joachim Ronneberg, immortalized in the Hollywood movie 'The Heroes of Telemak' for his role leading 1943 sabotage operation in occupied homeland, dies aged 99 Joachim Ronneberg , Jens Anton Poulsson and Kasper Idland receive King Haakon VII of Norway at the premiere of the film Operation Swallow: The Battle for Heavy Water in Oslo, 1948. OSLO, Norway - Norwegian World War II hero Joachim Ronneberg, who led a major sabotage operation against the Nazis in his occupied homeland, died on Sunday, aged 99. Ronneberg's daring operation was given the Hollywood treatment in 1965 in the film "The Heroes of Telemark" starring Kirk Douglas.

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  8. RAF reservist takes part in winter training in NorwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 5, 2018 | Penarth Times

    AN RAF reservist from Dinas Powys has learned winter survival skills in the mountains of Norway and followed in the footsteps of famous wartime raiders who stopped the Nazi atomic bomb programme. Martin Wade, 47, serves with Number 614 Squadron based in Cardiff.

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  9. Part of a mission to learn winter survival skillsRead the original story

    Apr 2, 2018 | Ledbury Reporter

    A HEREFORD man has been part of a mission to learn winter survival skills in the mountains of Norway and follow in the footsteps of famous wartime raiders who stopped the Nazi atomic bomb programme. Former Haywood High School pupil, 34-year-old Brennen Page was among 50 RAF reservists taking part in Exercise Wintermarch, led by the Norwegian military, which included Nordic ski-ing, how to survive an avalanche and dealing with the rigours of extreme cold.

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  10. Honiton man learns winter survival skills in Norwegian mountainsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 28, 2018 | Midweek Herald

    A Honiton man has learned winter survival skills in the mountains of Norway - following in the footsteps of famous wartime raiders who stopped the Nazi atomic bomb programme. The RAF100 flag is waved at the finish line of the cross-country skiing race held on the final day of Exercise Wintermarch as one of the skiers crosses the line.

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  11. Challenges, hazards, innovation during harsh Nordic wintersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 2, 2018 | Malaysia News

    Winters expose the spectacular beauty of all Nordic countries with their snow-capped landscapes, children playing in the snow and skiing enthusiasts displaying their skills on mountain slopes. It can be a time of merriment but it can also be a period of despondency for many in the region.

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  12. The Secrets of SabotageRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2017 | Archaeology

    One of history's greatest "what ifs" is the question of what would have happened had the Germans been able to develop nuclear weapons during the Second World War. The Wehrmacht's effort to do just that, called the Uranverein, or "Uranium Club," began in 1939 when German Army physicist Kurt Diebner began to research the potential military applications of nuclear fission.

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  13. Reflecting the SonRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 17, 2017 | Manila Bulletin

    Due to its location among sheer mountains and its northern latitude, Rjukan, Norway, does not see natural sunlight from October to March. To lighten up the town, the citizens installed large mirrors on the mountainside to reflect the sunrays and beam sunlight into the town square.

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