Thursday, July 21, 2011

MI-5 and SOE Documents: Taking Down the Norwegian Heavy Water Program

Available as a free download from BACM's Paperless Archives
102 pages of British Intelligence MI5 - Special Operations Executive files on Knut Magne Haugland.

Knut Haugland (September 23, 1917 - December 25, 2009) was also known by the codenames N.7 and Primus. Haugland is best known for his role in Operation Gunnerside, which ended what the allies suspected to be a German nuclear bomb project. The 1943 destruction of the Nordsk Hydro plant in Telemark, Norway ended the manufacturing of heavy water for use in German projects. Heavy water can be used in one type of reactor, in which plutonium can be bred from natural uranium.

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