The People You Meet on the High Seas: Joachim Ronneberg

Joachim was the leader of the team that disabled Hitler’s heavy water facility at Telemark, Norway. His role was later reprised by Kirk Douglas in The Heroes of Telemark with no historical accuracy whatsoever. The whole operation was a well mannered Scandinavian affair including the retrieving of a guard’s spectacles before stuffing him into a closet.. ….

Had this mission not been a success, Hitler may well have developed the atomic bomb, and life today would be a different story.

An interesting historical bookend to Dick Jeppson, below

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