The heavy water war

The heavy water war

Discs 1&2

DVD - 2016 | Norwegian
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Depicts the harrowing and true-life story from World War II of the Nazis' efforts to develop an atom bomb and the Allies' desperate struggle to prevent it from happening. The series starts in Stockholm in 1933 as the German scientist Werner Heisenberg is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, and although considered unreliable by the Nazis, he is allowed into the secret Nazi nuclear energy project, "Uranverein". Heisenberg's work reveals that an atom bomb can only be made with heavy, or hydrogen-laden water, which can be produced in sufficient quantities by the Norsk Hydro factory in Norway. Norwegian professor Leif Tronstad escapes to England to enlist Allied help in thwarting the plan.
Publisher: [United States] :, MHZ Networks Home Entertainment,, [2016]
Edition: Widescreen
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: FIC Heavy
Characteristics: video file,DVD video,rda
2 videodiscs (178 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: Ontario Film Review Board rating - Not rated


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Sep 10, 2017

Good WW2 drama about Nazi takeover of a Norwegian hydro plant that produces heavy water needed for nuclear bombs. Resistance group and British team together to destroy the bomb making capabilities. An important event during the war which is also theme of Heroes of Telemark starring Kirk Douglas. Don't miss this dvd.

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