Published to tie in with the 3-part BBC TV series, Ray Mears shows how the success of a vital World War II mission depended on survival skills.
In 1943, four men parachuted onto a Norwegian glacier, equipped with only the most basic equipment. Their mission was to prevent the Nazi regime from building an atomic bomb. Wilderness expert Ray Mears tells the true story of this gruelling campaign, showing how these men's ability to survive in extreme conditions influenced the outcome of World War II. The Telemark campaign was an example of the bravery and skill of the SOE trainees. The Norwegians transformed a military disaster into triumph. This title tells the full story.
I watched the TV series last weekend and let me tell you, these guys are truly real heroes. Humble and modest after accomplishing something that was THE thing that stopped the Nazis from developing their atom bomb.
I'm not sure if the next link will work for downloading the TV series, because I don't have time to try it out. If it works, it's well worth the three hours it takes to watch it after downloading:
If the above link doesn't work, here is a link to some people that took part in filming it, where they have still photos and some more info:
And here is another great link with more information:
If anyone has more pertinent information, or just would like to comment / discuss this operation, feel free. I'm in complete awe of the men that were part of this operation, but I will listen to all arguments, for or against.