Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2003/09/09

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Subject: RE: [Leica] Riefenstahl Dies (OT)
From: Tim Atherton <>
Date: Tue, 09 Sep 2003 13:24:12 -0600

> "In the evening of 27 February 1943, nine uniformed Norwegians
> climbed down
> an ice-covered precipice near Rjukan, crossed a small river, and
> crawled up
> the equally steep other side of the valley, to a heavily guarded
> industrial
> plant on the mountain side.  The armed German guards taken care
> of, some of
> the men entered the factory and placed their explosive charges in
> carefully
> selected spots.  After midnight, a muffled explosion echoed through the
> narrow valley ... 500 kilogrammes of heavy water had been destroyed, along
> with several vital parts of the production plant."

or you can watch the movie with Kirk Douglas.... :-)

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